TODAY, Wednesday September 20, could be yet another milestone in the building of the new Ardrossan Campus as members of North Ayrshire Council's planning committee vote on whether to approve the proposals for the campus.

Full plans for the £80m campus were lodged back in May - forming the first part of the £170m redevelopment of the North Shore area.

The plans were submitted by JM Architects on behalf of the applicant, North Ayrshire Council, and councillors will vote in a meeting at 2pm today.

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As well as the new school - which will be home to Winton Primary and its early years facility, and to Ardrossan Academy, the site will also include sports pitches, a coastal path and up to 150 houses.

The campus currently has a planned opening date of 2026, which has already been delayed by a year from the original target of 2025.

This delay came after a tendering exercise for enabling works at the site initially failed to secure a contractor.

However, at the end of July, the council announced that Sanctus Ltd has now taken up the contract.

Preparatory work were due to begin last month, with a view to starting the remediation works this month.

This remediation work has long been considered necessary due to the 'toxic' land at the North Shore - which was formerly home to the Shell oil refinery - causing much debate when the site was selected for the new school.

The council has provided assurances on a number of occasions that this issue will be fully resolved before building work begins.

But if approved later today, the campus will become one step closer to reality, despite the previous hurdles.

The meeting can be watched when it begins at 2pm here.