Shaping North Ayrshire process
Companies looking to set up in North Ayrshire are incentivised to locate to Irvine and nowhere else. On mainland North Ayrshire, Irvine is the furthest point from the main national road, rail and air networks. Companies locating to Irvine have greater cost to market as a result and are less likely to choose Irvine, and therefore North Ayrshire. The Garnock Valley is closest to the main transport networks. The Garnock Valley was traditionally the industrial heart of North Ayrshire before it was allowed to decline.
Give companies more freedom of choice in where they want to set up, and provide incentives for locationg aywhere in North Ayrshire, not just Irvine.
It might be helpful if land and small premises were made available for small businesses to start up. There appears to be nowhere available on Arran.