Exciting proposals have been lodged to create a new restaurant as part of an extension to the Savoy Park Hotel in Ayr. 

The Racecourse Road venue was recently bought by new owners, who are looking to increase the income stream of the business. 

The 16-bed hotel currently has restaurant and function facilities, but these have been described as "undersized" when used by weddings and functions. 

The owners want to add a separate bar and restaurant area which can trade seven days a week without interruption from functions within the hotel. 

The existing building will be dedicated to the staying guests and functions. 

Plans have been lodged with South Ayrshire council for a change of use for the site, alongside alterations and extensions to the hotel.

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Planning documents state: "The new building will be single story using the pitched slated roofs to the front and rear.

"This will be joined together with a hidden flat roof with a rooflight.

"This will provide adequate space for a bar, restaurant and family dining areas along with the necessary WCs and back of house areas. The number of covers should be in the region of 60."

The owners say the additional income stream would be "vital" to the success of the business. 

The full proposals can be viewed on South Ayrshire Council's planning portal.