Residents in the Three Towns are being invited to view draft plans for new housing on the sites of the former James Reid School in Saltcoats and James McFarlane School in Ardrossan.

The planned developments are part of the North Ayrshire Council’s vision to deliver 1,625 new properties by 2027.

Residents are invited to an online draft plans consultation hosted by North Ayrshire Council Housing Services.

The events will allow people to view and comment upon the draft plans and house designs, which include a mix of modern, energy-efficient housing on the site of the schools.

The proposed development at the former James Reid School, in Primrose Place, Saltcoats, will see the creation of 46 new homes.

The £9.2million development – supported by Scottish Government funding of £3.8million - will provide general needs, wheelchair liveable and amenity bungalows with a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms.

The former James McFarlane School site, Dalry Road, Ardrossan, will provide 18 new properties with a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom general needs houses, wheelchair liveable homes and amenity bungalows. The £3.3million development will be supported by Scottish Government funding of £1.5million.

Cabinet Member for Green New Deal and Sustainability, Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “While our former ASN schools will hold many fond memories for people, it will be great see the sites given a new lease of life and the opportunity to create new memories for families in modern, affordable, energy-efficient homes.”

The draft plans for both sites can be seen at until Friday, February 18, 2022.