BUILDING work on a new housing estate in Coylton will kick off next year. Residents have expressed flooding concerns about the plan for 54 homes behind the primary school.

The original planning application was approved last year but developer Lynch Homes has reapplied for permission to change the house designs.

Councillors gave the latest amended proposal the green light at the South Ayrshire Council planning committee last week (May 7).

The builders’ agent said a drainage system will rectify the problem. Councillor Peter Convery said: “It is a bog. If you don’t get the SUDS (drainage system) right you can have difficulties.”

The developer is to build a footpath from Highpark Road to the A70 near the primary. Councillor Andy Campbell voted to reject the housing estate bid but was given the go-ahead after the major ity voted it through.