A SHOWHOME built-in a seaside village without planning permission “sticks out like a sore thumb”. South Ayrshire Council has received a spate of objections about Hope Homes development ‘The Wee House’ in Fisherton.

With its red zinc roof and wooden walls, neighbours complained it doesn’t fit in with the look of other homes in the Ladywell estate.

Hope Homes has now applied for retrospective planning permission for the property. Wee House managing director Jennifer Higgins said the display home is shown to potential buyers. Speaking at a Regulatory Planning Panelthis week, Ms Higgins said: “The Wee House company is based in Ayrshire and we deliver modular bespoke homes.

The show home at Fisherton aims to showcase our work. It has led to the sale of 55 new homes and the creation of 20 jobs in Ayrshire.”

She said Hope Homes and her firm share resources, which is why ‘The Wee House” sits on the site.

Resident George Ballinger said: “I don’t think anything could be more incongruous sitting among the Ladywell development.”

He added:“It is an eyesore.”

He pointed out The Wee House’s corrugated red zinc roof is in stark contrast to the black slate roofs of surrounding homes.

Speaking at the Regulatory Panel he said its black larch timber walls also stands out as the other houses have white block work.

Councillor Ian Cavana said: “It sticks out like a sort thumb. It is contrary to what surrounds it.”

Councillor Mary Kilpatrick said: “I definitely don’t think it is in keeping with the surrounding area. It is not my taste in houses.”

The meeting heard the building will be pulled down in two years as it is not going to be a permanent home. Councillor Andy Campbell chipped in: “I think it is lovely.” Councillors approved the retr ospec tive planning application.

A council paper said: “It is not considered that the concerns raised in the objections warrant refusal of the application."