Work has already started on the £4.2m Lochshore Visitor and Community Hub and now North Ayrshire Council is looking for ideas for the design of the wider parkland and the facilities within it.

A consultation in 2017 established the vision for the site as a parkland destination with play as its unique selling point. The Council is now requesting ideas and suggestions on what the park should contain and how it should be laid out.

Janet Dunsmore, Manager of Regeneration at North Ayrshire Council, said: “The parkland is the primary component of our plans for Lochshore. It will be complemented by the hub, a 5km leisure route and active travel routes which will complete the offering for families and groups when they visit.

“We consulted back in 2017 to find out what people wanted for Lochshore – so it’s great to see things now progressing – and we believe it’s absolutely vital to continue to seek the views of local people as we move forward.

“We want to know what facilities you would like to see here and how you would want to use the space we have. It’s a site with a rich history so we are also looking for local people to share their heritage stories.

“Once we get feedback, we will produce more detailed plans which we will share and seek opinion on later in the year.”

“Local people and groups have been really supportive throughout our Lochshore journey and we look forward to working with them further as we develop the site.”

A survey is now available where you can share your thoughts. It closes on September 10.