Shaping North Ayrshire process
The Anderson Hotel, Beith. Vacant shops in Main Street and Eglinton Street, Beith
Largs seafront is appalling opposite the car park. So many derelict building in a short space. Unused retail units.
That is premium real estate that should showcase the town.
In Beith there are numerous empty shops which are in a very poor state and also gap sites in Eglinton Street that are overgrown and rubbish strewn. On the corner of Wilson St and Mitchell St a derelict building was demolished after being an eyesore fore 20+ years but the site is now fenced off, full of rubble and becoming a dumping ground. The upper storey of the former Clydesdale Bank on Braehead, a Lisited Building in a Conservation Area, is suffering from neglect by the owner who also owns a derelict property in Townhead.
The Howgate in Kilwinning including the Old Job Centre should be dealt with but no for businesses as they are in a good location for that but rather for housing.
So many unused factory buildings that are sat empty that would make wonderful apartments If they came on the market with the council allowing planning permission to develop these.
The old Ayrshire Metal factory at the Victoria roundabout in Irvine is an eyesore with people using the land for fly tipping. The Maritime museum yard that adjoins this area is also loaded with scrap metal which is a shame. This is visible to visitors coming into the town on the train, it’s not a very good first impression. Irvine train station could also be doing with a facelift, the work that has been completed at Kilwinning station is fantastic.