South Ayrshire Council is planning to spend almost £2million on Maybole High Street – and they want the public to be involved.

The £1.9million in funding could see the introduction of a new market square, and expansion of pavements and public seating areas - once the Maybole bypass has been completed later this year.

The plans will encourage locals and visitors to use active travel such as walking, wheeling and cycling once the high street is no longer dominated by traffic.

A new 3D fly-through has been created to help bring the plans to life. Those taking part in the consultation will be able to explore the new look high street and experience a town centre which is a safe, accessible and welcoming.

Take a virtual tour of the High Street here.

The South Ayrshire Council scheme, in partnership with Maybole Community Council, forms part of the ambitious Maybole Regeneration Project which will see up to £8million invested in the area over the next three years. The plans to rejuvenate the high street link with other projects, such as investing in the town’s historic buildings and the new community campus.

Maybole Community Council Chair Mr Mark Fletcher said: “There is no doubt that these are ambitious plans for the town centre.

“The animated fly-through brings everything to life and we are really keen to hear from the community and businesses on these proposals.”

Councillor Chris Cullen, Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council added: “We understand the role and importance of our town centres and we are committed to investing in them to help drive recovery. The proposals for Maybole will completely change the visitor experience, increasing accessibility and enhancing community connectivity for all, via the active travel network, making it a destination of choice. It will also enhance the area for local businesses and the community of North Carrick.”

For more information on the Maybole Regeneration Project, you can visit The public consultation closes Friday, July 23.