Ob­jec­tions to house plans

Fears over sun­light and pri­vacy

Ayrshire Post - - Prestwick News - Pippa Smith

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.

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