East Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council launches consultation for new homes in Drongan

East Ayrshire Council has launched a consultation on a new housing development proposed for Drongan.

Published 20 October 2020

Avant Homes Scotland purchases land to deliver 150 homes in Kilmarnock

Avant Homes has completed the purchase of a 22.3-acre piece of land in Stewarton, Kilmarnock allowing works to move forward for a new 150-home development.

Published 7 October 2020

East Ayrshire to challenge SEPA flood warning for planned development sites

East Ayrshire Council has pledged to "constructively challenge" a ruling by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) which identified areas of ground earmarked for development throughout the region as being at risk of flooding.

Published 23 September 2020

Ayrshire Growth Deal to be signed 'in coming weeks'

Official documents for the transformational £251.5 million Ayrshire Growth Deal will be "signed in the coming weeks", the Ayrshire Regional Partnership has confirmed.

Published 17 September 2020

East Ayrshire celebrates Scottish Housing Day with tenancy agreement video

To mark the day Scottish Housing Day, East Ayrshire Council has teamed up with East Ayrshire Federation of Tenants and Residents to launch a short video to help tenants understand the terms of their tenancy agreement, to ensure they are happy and safe in their home.

Published 16 September 2020

A.C. Whyte wins £5m housing deal in East Ayrshire

Barrhead-based contractor A.C. Whyte is set to deliver a £5 million programme to upgrade more than 490 East Ayrshire homes by September 2021 following a successful tender earlier this year.

Published 9 September 2020

East Ayrshire Council chief executive and depute chief executive announce retirement

Two of East Ayrshire Council’s top management team, Fiona Lees and Alex McPhee, who have 85 years of public service between them, have announced their decisions to retire.

Published 26 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (small) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - small.

Published 20 August 2020

First phase of council homes handed over in Kilmarnock

Tenants have moved into new homes in Kilmarnock after the first phase of the New Farm Loch housing development was officially handed over to East Ayrshire Council.

Published 18 August 2020

East Ayrshire's future goes to consultation with LDP2

The future of planning in East Ayrshire has been thrown open to the public with the launch of the council’s Local Development Plan2 consultation this week.

Published 5 June 2020

East Ayrshire Council to raise council tax and rents

East Ayrshire Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21, agreeing a 4.84% rise in council tax and a 1.5% increase in council house rents.

Published 6 March 2020

High demand marks success of Kilmarnock town centre housing conversion project

The success of a residential conversion project in Kilmarnock could pave the way for future town centre regeneration projects after five newly-refurbished flats were rented within six days.

Published 13 February 2020

Cunninghame Housing Association completes 48 affordable new homes in Kilmarnock

Cunninghame Housing Association held an official opening ceremony last week to commemorate the completion of its new affordable housing development at Longpark in Kilmarnock.

Published 30 January 2020

East Ayrshire agrees to rehome child asylum seekers

Up to six unaccompanied child asylum seekers are to be brought to East Ayrshire as part of a resettlement deal.

Published 18 December 2019

What Works Community pilot: understanding and using data

James Cartwright explores what the What Works Community pilot teams at East Ayrshire Council, Southend Borough Council and Pembrokeshire County Council learned about the value of data practices at the project's first residential.

Published 12 December 2019