Plans to build 75 new homes in Drongan have been recommended for approval by council officials.

Applicant Hayhill Developments lodged plans to build 75 new homes on a site at Water of Coyle, off Truesdale Crescent on the south-western edge of the village.

A development of 52 homes on the site was previously granted to Hope Homes (Scotland) in February 2021.

A design and access statement shows plans for a variety of house types, from two-bedroom terraced homes to four-bedroom detached properties, built over a mixture of one and two storeys.

A play area is also included included in the proposals, which adds that there would be only one access point to and from the development, on Truesdale Crescent.

Ayr Advertiser: An 'amenity open space' and 'formal equipped play area' are planned for the site.An 'amenity open space' and 'formal equipped play area' are planned for the site. (Image: Lodge Architects/East Ayrshire Council))

The site is already zoned for residential development under the current East Ayrshire local development plan, and is also designated for housing under the next local plan, currently at the proposal stage.

The access statement also says that a series of ‘sustainable design features’ will feature in the homes, including roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays for each home, “generating free energy to contribute to the power demands of the individual houses”.

The statement, prepared by GD Lodge Architects on behalf of Hayhill Developments, adds: “The new proposals will create an attractive residential development within the settlement boundary of Drongan and offer a full range of two, three and four bedroom homes including single storey housing.

“This will cater for different age groups, needs and abilities.

“The development will take advantage of existing local infrastructure, facilities and services.

"The layout has been carefully thought through providing attractive street scenes, public open space and an equipped play area improving the residential amenity of the surrounding area.

Ayr Advertiser: A view of the proposed layout of the homes, off Truesdale Crescent.A view of the proposed layout of the homes, off Truesdale Crescent. (Image: GD Lodge Architects/East Ayrshire Council)

“All homes will be fully accessible on the ground floor and adaptable for changing needs.

“The houses will be simple and contemporary in style, while respecting a traditional Scottish vernacular.”

Plans, that are due to go before East Ayrshire Council's Planning Committee on Friday, November 24, have been recommended to be given the green light.

To view the application documents in full, including the design and access statement see