WORK to create seven new homes could soon begin in Kilwinning after a certificate of lawfulness was granted by North Ayrshire Council’s planning committee.

The proposals consist of two separate blocks of terraced houses. The first of these would face the public road and consist of one two-storey home and two bungalows.

The second block would be placed behind this, and accessed via an internal road. This would include four two-storey houses.

The site would be located on former grazing ground, the vacant land situated between Corsehillhead Farm (to the east) and existing residential properties on Corsehill (to the west).

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The application also had to take into account the archaeological history of the site, and potential tree protection required in the green space.

There, as of yet, has been no public consultation regarding the development, as this is not required to obtain a certificate of lawfulness.

A certificate of lawfulness is essentially a means of obtaining a decision from the planning authority that a proposed use or works do not require planning permission.

Obtaining this, for the development in Corsehill, proves that the development will be lawful, and therefore will not run the risk of future enforcement action by the planning authority, when the development goes ahead.