Garage plan re­jected

Ayrshire Post - - TROON NEWS -

A car gi­ant has failed in its bid to ex­pand on“sacro­sanct” ground.

Park’s has been re­fused per­mis­sion to develop its Honda garage at Don­foot.

The firm had wanted to cre­ate an ex­tra 55 car park­ing spa­ces at the site near the River Doon, fol­low­ing con­cerns over a build- up of cus­tomer traf­fic us­ing side streets.

But coun­cil­lors re­jected the move af­ter vis­it­ing the site.

The ap­pli­ca­tion had sparked fury among ob­jec­tors, who claimed it would shat­ter the coun­cil’s rules on open space.

Con­er­va­tive Peter Con­very said: “It’s a good busi­ness which has been there for a long time.

“The dif­fi­culty you have is us­ing the ground there, which is some­what sacro­sanct.”

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