REDEVELOPMENT of Ayr’s Belleisle House Hotel could recommence this summer after new agreements were drawn up from Campbell Inns.

The council has been in discussion with the agency regarding the project which will see extra parking spaces outside the house as well as the creation of a five star hotel.

Work has been on and off for some time now and has been described as a ‘long dark shadow’ cast over the park. It is hoped agreements can be reached in the coming weeks to allow work on the house to continue.

Chic Brodie, an independent candidate in next month’s election, said: “It is likely that agreements will be reached to allow construction on Belleisle Hotel to recommence this summer.

“South Ayrshire Council and Campbell Inns have been and are in constructive discussions to provide Campbell Inns with an acceptable solution to enable them to comply with extra parking spaces and smaller issues that were the planning permission granted to create a five star hotel in Belleisle Park.”

The two sides had been brought to the table by former MSP Chic Brodie, who is confident that the agreements of both parties will be reached that will see work recommence in the summer of this year.

A spokesman for Campbell Inns has confirmed that a draft agreement is now with both sets of lawyers. 

The council sold Belleisle House to Campbell Inn in 2012. Since then, there have been attempts to reconstruct it into one of Scotland’s most luxury hotels, but since the project was supposed to be completed in 2014 there are concerns it won’t happen.