Objections to house plans
Fears over sunlight and privacy
Plans to build four houses on a site in Monkton could present“significant technical and physical challenges”.
Proposed to be built in the grounds of Woodend, neighbours and Monkton Community Council have put forward objections to the development being given the green light.
It is claimed that the project, situated on brownfield land, would see a “loss of sunlight” and would leave residents nearby with little privacy.
Helen Dickie, planning spokeswoman at Monkton Community Council, said they had received concerns from residents.
She said: “Monkton Community Council have been contacted by residents in Adamton raising objections.
“There is no infrastructure left to support this development and it will present significant technical and physical challenges - there is no water or gas main close.
“It is our view that this area would hardly constitute brownfield land.
“Current residents have been affected by flooding and surface water due to the collapse of manholes and fireclay drains.
“There is no public transport to this village nor is there a public footpath or cycleway to the nearest village of Monkton.
“There should be a public footpath connecting the two villages and a cycleway before any further developments are completed.”
The land where the proposed site sits was historically used 60 years ago and housed ‘ post war’ accomodation.
Another resident, who has lived in Adamston Estate for the last 26 years, added: “My understanding is that [ this] was only allowed to be constructed by a previous owner as the rest of the property was for commercial use as a market garden business.
“As the current property stands due to the site being used well in excess of 60 years for prefabricated properties, there are various substanual concrete plinths on the site that will require to be removed by the means of heavy machinery that will cause major vibration to the existing properties.
“The site also is currently not within the area that has street lights and the addition of extra traffic in the dark will make the current access road very dangerous.”
A decision will be taken by South Ayrshire Council in the new year.