SOUTH AYRSHIRE residents will have the chance to have their say on development plans for their area over the coming months.

People who live within the region are being urged to get involved and help influence changes in the communities over the next decade.

Exhibitions will be taking place to discuss Proposed Replacement Local Development Plans from the council.

South Ayrshire Council is seeking views of the public about the plans which include information on where potential developments should and should not take place.

The plan covers all land uses, such as; housing, transport, business, tourism, coastal development and renewable energy.

The consultation started on Wednesday, September 25 and will finish on Friday, November 15.

The slot for Troon was yesterday on Monday, September 30.

However, for those in Prestwick Friday, October 4 at the Community Centre between 10am and 6.30pm is their chance to have a say.

Girvan is Monday, October 7 between 11.15am and 1pm then 2-6pm.

Ayr is Tuesday, October 8 10am-6.30pm in Carnegie Library, then followed by another date on Tuesday, October 22 from 10am until 4.45pm at Burns House.

Maybole locals will get their chance on Thursday, October 10 from 10am-6.30pm at the Carrick Centre.

Visitors to the exhibitions will learn more about the contents of the plans, including the allocation of land for over 2,000 new houses, the early development of more affordable homes, allocating land at Craigie Estate for new sports facilities and promoting town regeneration in the local area.

Councillor Brian McGinley said: “The Council’s Vision for South Ayrshire is to make it the best place it can be, and for all of its people and places to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

“Feedback from local residents has helped to shape PLDP2 to ensure that it’s in the best interests of all of our communities and is ready to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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