South Ayrshire Council is proposing to sell one of its vacant properties on Ayr's Sandgate.

The local authority wants to sell 15-17 Sandgate to an experienced developer to allow the property's redevelopment to form open plan office space with the top floor remaining as residential and being redeveloped for that use.

The sale would generate a capital receipt for the Common Good Fund and remove the fund's liability for maintaining the property.

A public consultation on the proposal is currently underway, as local authorities are required to consult with the local community when planning to dispose of common good property or change its use.

A council spokesperson said: "The proposal is for the property at 15-17 Sandgate, Ayr, which is dilapidated and in need of significant investment, to be sold to an experienced developer.

"The property will be redeveloped to create new office accommodation on the ground and first floors and for residential use on the top floor."

Responses to the consultation must be received by 5pm on Monday, May 6, and more information can be found at