Changes to plans for 49 new homes in Troon will be considered by councillors next week.

The proposal by Lynch Homes, featuring a mixture of two-storey detached homes and bungalows, will be considered by South Ayrshire Council’s regulatory panel on Thursday, February 2.

The report on the proposal states: “The landscaping proposals include landscaping on the southern side of the Barassie Burn to form a riparian (riverside) biodiversity corridor and footpath connections to the A759 to the north and south of the site.”

The application deals with just part of the wider Northeast Troon site.

This development was granted planning permission in principle for 680 homes in 2012 and is being developed by Lynch Homes and Taylor Wimpey.

That original outline permission was followed up by an application for 290 homes for the southern half of the site in 2017.

This included 49 homes on the site being considered next week.

A further amendment in 2020 added another 20 market homes and 52 affordable homes.

The latest application seeks to amend the proposal for the 49 homes, including changing some house types and redrawing individual property boundaries.

It does not propose any alterations to the landscaping, roads or footpaths.

The report adds: “The proposal does not raise any issues regarding privacy, residential amenity or road safety.”

However, five objections were raised by existing residents claiming this was not the case.

These include complaints that the two storey houses proposed on the plots nearest to the existing houses would overwhelm existing one story houses, would overlook other houses.

They also suggested that these homes should become single storey building to reduce the impact on those neighbouring homes.

The report from planners concludes: “The letters of objection relate to the effect on the privacy and amenity of the existing housing at Collennan.

“It is not considered that the concerns raised by the objectors are sufficient to merit refusal of the application.

“The amendments are in keeping with the Masterplan and Design and Access Statement for Northeast Troon and the conditions attached to the Planning
Permission in Principle.”