PERSIMMON have lodged plans to create a near 200-home development in Beith.

The plans were submitted to North Ayrshire Council earlier this week for approval of a 191-property estate on a former agricultural site near Kings Road.

Detailed proposals of 83 documents were submitted to the council, describing the potential housing site.

This would comprise of a total of 16 two-bedroomed homes and the same amount of four-bedroomed properties - though a majority of the development would be three-bed houses - 159. The properties would be a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Concept image of the development.

Further statements within the document discuss the proposals in further detail as Persimmon look to display why these should be approved.

They discuss how the plans for "energy efficient homes" comply with the council's local development plan.

Particular focus is put on the site of the development which would border Beith Cemetery, Audlea Gardens, Kings Road and an area of woodland.

The site is located less than a kilometre from the town centre and Persimmon state that the creation of a development here would bring a number of benefits to Beith.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: The proposed development site.

Though the documents also detail some of the constraints that this site brings such as watercourse running through the site.

In addition to this, the traffic on Kings Road and the site being adjacent to woodland are highlighted as a potential issues - amongst other constraints.

Though Persimmon look to show how they would address these areas of concern.

They say that the site would have a "green frontage to aid the transition into the town from the countryside".

The plans add: "The existing watercourse is retained and a green corridor provided through the site."

While in terms of accessing the site, it is proposed that access to the site could be taken via a priority control junction onto Kings Road. It is added that there is intention to reduce the current 60mph speed limit on the road past the proposed development to 30mph.

The plans are currently pending consideration, and can be viewed in full via the council's online planning portal - searching for reference 23/00838/PPM.

It is intended that following planning approval the development could commence in 2025 with the first units developed in 2026.