138 new Patna homes approved in principle
Developer Modern Spec Ltd has been given the green light to build 138 new homes at the site of the former Carskeoch caravan park in Patna.
Buyers will have the option to choose from bungalows and two storey homes at the new development.
East Ayrshire Council’s planning committee approved the proposal with certain conditions attached to the application in principle at its most recent meeting.
Committee chairman Councillor Jim Roberts said: “The development would be a welcome addition for the Doon Valley. It would be good to bring new families into the area The site was identified for housing in the council’s local development plan.”
Plans reveal gardens and communal land for the potential growing of vegetables, The Ayrshire Post reports.
There were two objections, which raised concerns over construction noise, loss of privacy, whether the houses would sell and other issues.
Doon Valley councillor Drew Filson added: “It is a good news story for the area and the infrastructure is there with the schools and GPs. And there will be a developer contribution back to the community so may be a new swing park.”
A supporting statement lodged on behalf of the developer said: “The hope is that these houses will attract young families back into Patna, and to provide bungalow housing - suitable for all ages and for retirement as well, so that the housing is flexible for all needs.”