GROUND has now been broken at a new housing development in Stevenston.

Work began recently on the building of 20 homes on the town's Garven Road.

The development is to be delivered by Cunninghame Housing Association, which says that each home is to be "designed with the needs of residents in mind".

Ashleigh has been contracted to carry out the work on the former Ardeer Primary School site, which will offer a mix of accomodation and house types.

There are to be 17 two-bedroomed, and one three-bedroomed, general needs home alongside one two-bed amenity bungalow and a wheelchair accessible bungalow with two bedrooms.

As ground was broken at the development, which is set for completion next summer, a number of local dignitaries were in attendance.

Following the event Linda Anderson, acting chief executive of Cunninghame Housing Association, commented on her delight at seeing work get underway.

She said: "The association is delighted to officially mark the commencement of our new build housing development site at Garven road, Stevenston.

"Our strategic partnership with North Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government continues to support the Association in providing quality homes for rent in North Ayrshire.

"This project will provide 20 new homes in the heart of the Ardeer estate.

"We are also delighted to continue our partnership with our main contractor, Ashleigh Scotland Limited, and expect overall completion to be achieved early summer 2024."