A NEW tourism development is planned near Kilwinning featuring seven glamping pods.

The proposals for the brownfield site within Eglinton Park also include the construction of an office building, workshop, shower/toilet block and a single storey house.

The land, next to Eglinton House east of Irvine Road, is currently a forestry area but the applicants said around half of the trees have been condemned by an arborist or have a very short life span.

A supporting statement said: “A report undertaken by my client confirms that none of the trees are of good quality and that the remaining 51 per cent of the trees will require a high level of maintenance in order to be preserved.

“The site is relatively flat and ideal for my client’s intended purpose of establishing a recreational holiday destination for those preferring a staycation.”

The proposals can be viewed by searching the council’s online planning portal for the reference code 22/00530/PP.

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