A MASTERPLAN has been revealed for the development of more than 400 new houses in Kilwinning almost 10 years after initial proposals were submitted.

North Ayrshire Council (NAC) granted planning permission in principle for the West Byrehill site in November 2015 following an application two years earlier.

That permission was extended by the local authority in 2020 - and now Persimmon Homes has offered more detail on the new estate.

A total of 426 homes are proposed, including a range of two-four bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached properties next to the Scottish Ambulance Service station, which the developers say will be retained alongside an existing warehouse and council depot.

A design and access statement said: “The proposed units and layouts represent an efficient use of land creating an attractive development that integrates into its surroundings whilst also meeting a market need in the area.

“The range of homes proposed will ensure that there is a home for everyone’s budget and position on the housing ladder.”

Cunninghame Housing Association is also set to deliver 72 new homes for rent at the same site with a proposed handover date of July 2022.

In supporting documents lodged with the Persimmon plans, the applicants added: “The site includes a large central public open space which is connected to the wider development through green corridors that radiate our from it.

“Landscaping and play provision within the open space will be attractive and create welcoming spaces for new residents.

“The open space and play provision within the development will be maintained by a factor.”