The demolition of the final tower block at Riverside Place in Ayr has been given the green light. 

At a meeting of South Ayrshire Council, councillors decided to move ahead with the removal of the final block to build new housing on the site. 

Following the previous demolition of two of the three tower blocks that formerly stood on Riverside Place, work is underway to build 75 new one and two-bedroom homes on the site.

Today's decision means that, once the final block of flats is demolished, a further 25 low-rise flatted properties will be built on the site.

The demolition of the final block had been delayed due to a legal war over EE phone masts at the top of the building.

Timescales on demolishing this last remaining tower block will be predicated on ongoing negotiations with the telecommunications operator who have leased the roof for a telecommunications mast until October 2025.

Councillor Martin Kilbride, Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment, said: "With work already well underway at Riverside Place following the demolition of two of the three tower blocks, it's good to finally have a decision over the future of the final block. 

"This decision will allow for even more new homes to be built on the site, adding to our housing portfolio for council tenants.

"We'll keep local residents and the wider public informed of progress on the works."