Conservative councillors are trying to stop a bid to host campervans for overnight stays at an Ayr car park.

SNP and Labour politicians  approved a pilot on Tuesday to create 20 bays for the vehicles at Ayr’s Blackburn Road and Girvan’s Knockcushan Street car parks.

It would cost £5 per night and was due to start in April.  

But a Conservative councillor has called in the decision – and wants it scrapped. 

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Ayr West councillor Derek McCabe said: “Blackburn car park is not suitable. We agree in principle about providing a facility for motor homes. We want to encourage trade and bring people to Ayr. But somewhere else needs to be found. The Blackburn car park is surrounded by residential areas. 

“There has also been a lack of consultation on the plan.”

The proposal will now be sent to South Ayrshire Council’s Audit and Governance Panel for scrutiny. 

Temporary “waste disposal facilities” are to be installed at the Girvan and Ayr car parks for the camper van scheme. 

Campervans would only be allowed to stay for one night – and can’t return within 24 hours.

The pilot, which would run until September, would cost £30,000 to get up and running.

If there is a 75 per cent uptake of the parking bays, the council stands to make £27,300 according to a council paper.  

There is also a bid to crack down on people parking up overnight along the Ayr Esplanade and Girvan’s Louisa Drive and Harbour Street.

The proposal is now up in the air as it undergoes further consideration.