Shaping North Ayrshire process
All areas could be brightened up by simply putting hanging baskets along every main road and town centre
The Garnock Valley has high level of derelict land with greater than 90% of the population living within certain data-zones such as Kilbirnie South. Within the Garnock valley Kilbirnie, Beith and Dalry Main streets are in desperate need of a strategic plan for regeneration. The former police stations in Dalry and Kilbirnie present opportunities for community led regeneration projects. The former supermarket site in Kilbirnie on Milton Road is an opportunity for the Council to be proactive in highlighting market opportunities to supermarkets and retailers. One instance is the Knox Institute building under asset transfer by Radio City Association. This project can provide benefits to the community - economic, social, environmental, educational and wellbeing. It can also tackle issues around the 'missing opportunities' for communities where despite the apparent investment taking place around them they seem almost forever on the edge of regeneration in a post industrial economy
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.
I was just about to say that Kevin. The museum promised to remove the scrap metal (remnants of the Carrick I believe) and a lot has already gone. However, there is a large "blue" container, complete with graffiti, which does nothing for the folk who have to look at it on their way past while on the bicycle path. The old Ayrshire Metal factory fencing needs repaired throughout. The land is up for sale but even the for sale sign is beginning to look dilapidated.
Previous initiatives during EU joint funding projects have fell into atrocious disrepair. Any future capex projects must have a 5, 10 and 20 year maintenance fund to ensure longevity. As an incomer to the area and discovered fantastic walk and cycle paths through out the area it's very apparent the paths and route guidance and notes of heritage interest have fallen into crumbling decline which sends a negative message to inward investors as well as our community. Revitalise the infrastructure at little cost of what was developed under those community projects and breath life back into what was and is a great initiative
There are many. The old St Peter's school, Veronica's old house, the old Grangeknowe pub, Rankine's pub, the old Ardeer Primary school, the land behind St Peter's church erc.
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.