A FIELD in Beith that provides a home for a range of popular community events could be on the verge of being sold for housing.

Miller Homes has confirmed it has expressed an interest in buying the Manse Field site in the town.

The plot of land has been listed for sale by owners the Church of Scotland for a number of years.

It has played host over the years to several popular events, including the Beith Farmers' Society's annual show and Garnock Valley Carves, which brings woodcarvers from across the globe to the area.

The community council says Miller Homes intends to consult locals on their development plans for the area in the coming weeks and months.

However, before any consultation events take place, sampling work is set to be carried out in the field.

A Beith and District Community Council spokesperson said: "As you are probably aware the Church of Scotland have had the Manse Field up for sale for sometime.

"We have recently been contacted by Miller Homes who have indicated that they are interested in purchasing the land and will consult with the people of Beith in the coming weeks/months, regarding this development."

When approached for comment, Miller Homes confirmed they had indeed expressed an interest in acquiring the site.

Further updates on consultation events will be made available on the community council Facebook page.

Miller Homes' previous North Ayrshire developments include Cumbrae Gardens in Saltcoats and Kirkton Park in West Kilbride.

The Beith Farmers' Society's 2024 show is still scheduled to take place in the Manse Field, on Saturday, April 27.