Designs for nearly 200 homes planned for a Kilwinning field have been revealed with an objection lodged by the town's community councillors.

The Taylor Wimpey application for Dalry Road shows two, three and four bedroom properties but no affordable homes or bungalows. 

Kilwinning Community Council has lodged an objection voicing concern about no playground for families or homes suitable for older residents. 

The two-storey properties would all have solar panels and be a mixture of detached, semis and terraced houses. French doors and garages would also be on offer.

The development complete with 455 parking spaces would be built on 6.9 hectares of farmland.

A supporting statement for Taylor Wimpey said: “This is an effective housing site that can be delivered in the short term to meet the housing needs of the local population. The proposed development will bring a choice of house types and sizes to the local area to reflect the local demographic. This will ensure that the proposal offers a variety of homes that are affordable for the local community.” 

Construction work would bring a jobs boost of 205 posts annually according to planning documents.

The developer wants to erect 198 houses while the proposed North Ayrshire Council local development plan only recommends 173 properties on the site.

Referring to the house types, Kilwinning Community Council said the development “should not proceed without a proportion of single storey homes suitable for older people.”

The rise in traffic turning into Dalry Road at peak times could lead to an increase in accidents it is feared. 

The community council added: “Despite the plan for family homes there is no provision for children’s play areas.

“Young children would need to cross the busy Dalry Road with speeding drivers to reach McGavin Park.”

The supporting statement for Taylor Wimpey said: “It was confirmed that the council’s open space policy is to promote more informal space rather than the creation of play parks. The proposed layout of the development incorporates useable open space throughout the site.”

A consultation has taken place. 

No decision has been made on  the application yet.