NORTH Ayrshire is set to launch a multi-million pound spruce up of its council estates.

A minimum of £10million will be invested in addressing a range of issues in council estates such as external appearance, parking provision, road and footpath condition, anti-social behaviour, fencing, landscaping and general grounds maintenance issues.

The proposed work would kick off in Ardrossan’s Kilmahew Street, which will see infrastructure improvements, while various addresses in the town will receive new sub divisional fencing. Further works this year include fencing improvements in Woodburn Road in Beith and Kilwinning’s Highfield Street will be given infrastructure improvements.

The programme, approved at North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, January 15, will see improvement works carried out across the area after a pilot project in Bourtreehill. This trial saw the creation of more than 230 additional parking spaces and grounds maintenance improvements carried out to improve the amenity of the area – with NAC saying tenant feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.

Further projects proposed for 2019/20 include infrastructure improvements in Burns Terrace, Ardrossan, work to address the landlocked area to the rear of properties in McNay Crescent, Saltcoats, parking improvements in Corsehill and infrastructure improvements in the Dirrans.

Work proposed for 2020/21 include infrastructure improvements in Stanley Road, as well as two unspecified regeneration projects in the Three Towns and Garnock Valley.

Cabinet Member for Place, Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “This project shows how committed we are to ensuring our council tenants have the best possible quality of life.”