Shaping North Ayrshire process
Provide safe, decent pavements, limit town center parking times and stop pulling down all the old buildings and ensure that any new builds are buildings of charecter with shop and dwelling facilities, you need both homes and shops to give a town center life
I would suggest pedestrianising more town centre areas, the smell of petrol and diesel fumes k https://nay.communitychoices.scot/legislation/processes/50/debate keeps me away from some town centre areas.
Council to take responsibility for vacant and derelict buildings. If the owners then come back to reclaim they can, if they pay the costs incurred. But waiting for missing, reluctant or unknown owners will achieve nothing.
Largs has created the Open Air Saturday Market. This could be expanded to Irvine Harbourside. Give people a reason to shop locally and other businesses gain from the footfall.
Encourage small businesses to take leases over conglomerates.
Build more housing for the active elderly.
Build that feel good community experience .
Make them more attractive places by targeting empty, dilapidated shops and gap sites. In Conservation Areas there must be enforcement of the regulations. Too often inappropriate signage, white UPVC windows, peeling paint work and general neglect are ignored.
Take over the old buildings on the Kilwinning Howgate and make them flats and housing which is much needed and the buildings are feasible for business use anymore