Chair fails to condemn plans
The chairman of a village council says he has “no fixed opinion yet” about a massive greenbelt housing bid.
Loans faces encroachment by Troon after local Tories failed to get the plan kicked out on Thursday.
Now retired architect David Chalmers, who chairs Loans Community Council, has refused to condemn the prospect.
Hundreds of homes could be built in the 30 acre field between the village and Muirhead if the agricultural status is changed by South Ayrshire Council. shop in 1998.
It was the former premises of disgraced lawyer Peter Anderson, jailed for defrauding clients.
A letter sent to the landlord was returned to the council unopened and it lay there for six weeks, says McGuiness.
She added: “A 28 day notice has now been issued but still there has been no action.
“In mid June I stood on my doorstep to watch the Glasgow taxis coming into town.
“I was so embarrassed at the comments of the people standing there about the state of the place that I went back into my house.
“We are asking for community support in moving matters along. This is downright insanitary.
Planners see it as prime housing development land and included it in the latest Local Plan despite not speaking with local community councils.
The proposed re- zoning has remained in the proposal despite a Tory ammendment to have it removed during a meeting of the full council.
We revealed the plot last week after Councillor Peter Convery spoke out at Troon Community Council.
But Chairman Chalmers, who attended the meeting of Troon Community Council, cannot make up his mind.
We were keen for prominent villages to pose for a photograph As it is a private building, environmental health can only ask for access and cannot insist.”
The residents have pleaded their case to South Ayrshire Council.
Mary McIntosh said: “I am concerned about the structure of my property and am concerned about the smells.
“My kitchen has been flooded with raw sewage after it came up through the drains.”
Mr McAvenna was unavailable for comment on multiple days.
South Ayrshire Councillor Craig Mackay confirmed a formal repairs notice has now been sent.
He said: “That 28- day period is about to expire and hopefully we can more forward.” at the site, off Dundonald Road.
But he told us: “We need time to take stock of the situation. Consultation will probably begin to take place within the next two or three months.
“We need to study all the aspects and get as much feed back as possible before then.
“I have already suggested a presentation by SAC in the village hall in due course.
“So no fixed opinion yet and I don’t consider photographs are appropriate at this stage.”
The scheme was roundly condemned at Troon Community Council amid concern it was sacrosanct greenbelt.