A PAIR of established Dalry businesses have submitted retrospective planning proposals looking for approval of the current usage.

A landlord error meant that neither businesses, both located in the Capital Business Park on Drakemyre, was aware change of use planning approval was required prior to operation.

Applicant Kevin Boylan has now lodged the relevant applications with North Ayrshire Council (NAC) to ensure their years of operation are not forced to come to halt.

The landlord was informed of the incorrect assumptions in March, with the applications made this month.

The first of these refers the B&B takeaway, now known as The BEE Place, which has been operating since 2019.

Six people are employed by the business which has proved popular with locals with its offering of food for takeaway, delivery and dine-in meals.

Documents supporting the application add: "When the original tenant was in place they went through all the regulatory checks regarding food hygiene with the council and an assumption was made (wrongly) at that point that this use was OK.

"During the period of operation the Factory Shop sit-in and takeaway closed and there is very little choice local to this heavily industrialised area without the need for an additional journey.

"The unit services a lot of workers and in particular the employees of the many business around the industrial park where it is located.

"It is also adjacent to DSM and a lot of contractors in particular favour this location. It also has a steady stream of deliveries.

"The menu is based on good quality food at an affordable price. This facility is in a business park with ample parking and is therefore ideal for coming and going."

The second application refers to the Peak Fitness gym, within the same unit.

The business has been in operation since 2022 and currently employees three people who help with the gym's membership of 50.

They run a combination of classes and open gym, specialise in cross fit training, and has a number of members who actively participate in competitions

Planning documents add: "The gym specialises in members who have been out of physical training for some time and wish to regain their fitness and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

"This facility is in a business park with ample parking and is therefore ideal for coming and going.

"It is also based relatively central in Dalry and as such people can use public transport or simply walk or run to the facility."

Both applications are currently pending consideration and can be viewed in full via the council's online planning portal searching for references 24/00333/PP (hot food takeaway) and 24/00332/PP (gym).