ANGRY residents in a Troon estate who feared 60 houses could be built behind them on Darley Golf Course were reassured at a heated meeting that the project is not now going ahead.

The South Ayrshire Council Local Development Plan (LPD) earmarks land for a development in the Solway Place and Findhorn Place areas and residents attended an exhibition on the proposed project at Troon Library on Monday.

However on Tuesday at Troon Community Council’s monthly meeting, Troon Councillor Peter Convery said the plans were unworkable.

He said: “Sixty houses are not happening. The area you are living in is extremely good and I don’t agree with a large number of houses jammed in there. I don’t want to see it happen in any shape or form.”

At the meeting, Pat Winton summed up residents’ views, saying: “ Six hundred houses have already built but the infrastructure of Troon does not allow for more houses near us.

“We only have two doctor’s surgeries to do the people of Troon, you need police. The bus service is appalling in Troon. There are green areas, you are building houses all the time. There are also foxes in that area that you want to build on Why are you doing it and when and where is money coming from?”

Fellow Councillor Phil Saxton said: “We had discussions with people in the council and we are not going to go ahead with this in the very near future. But 400 people in Troon need social housing

“The Councils are up against it to build social housing not just in Troon but all over South Ayrshire.”

Community Council chairwoman Helen Duff logged her concerns about houses being earmarked in the LDP for Buchan Road in Muirhead.

She said: “They are talking about social housing outside Muirhead Primary School. My concern is why would they put houses looking into a primary school. They will have to re-think that.”