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Montgomerie Park - development opportunity

Montgomerie Park is a strategic housing growth area, within the seaside town of Irvine. The site is accessible by major road networks and within easy reach of excellent shopping and leisure attractions. Rail travel time to Glasgow City Centre is around 30 mins.

North Ayrshire has a great deal to offer - from grand castle estates, medieval, industrial and marine heritage, to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Country Park and the scenic Clyde island destinations of Arran and Cumbrae.

The Montgomerie Park site is on the doorstep of Eglinton Country Park with footpath links directly in to the park. North Ayrshire’s brand new Culture and Community Leisure Centre, The Portal, is located minutes away from Irvine Town Centre and offers state of the art fitness facilities.

Recent development

The site extends to 200 acres, with approximately 950 homes planned and supported for housing development by the council’s Local Development Plan.

Around 500 new homes have been built by national house builders, including David Wilson Homes, Robertson and Persimmon Homes, and Irvine Housing Association, demonstrating the site has an established track record of successful delivery.

Council investment

North Ayrshire Council invested £1.4 million in the provision of the infrastructure for Phase 2 of Montgomerie Park including a new roundabout, service connections and a SUDS pond. The work was completed in September 2016, unlocking future development phases.

Incentives - Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ)

Montgomerie Park is a Scottish Government backed SPZ pilot - to deliver an innovative approach to housing delivery and placemaking.

The SPZ will enable new homes to be built without planning permission, providing flexibility and streamlining the development process. The SPZ will be accompanied by a design code, providing development guidelines to achieve a well designed place for people. The SPZ is under development and expected to be adopted during 2017.

The site has other incentives available, which North Ayrshire Council offer as the land owner. In addition, the council is exploring ways to support future development through further site infrastructure and streamlining of other consents.

Consultation

There will be a statutory consultation. Details will be provided in due course.

Custom and Self-Builders – Register Your Interest!

As part of the SPZ, the council is exploring the opportunity for the development of self/custom build plots in designated areas of the site, including preparation of ‘Plot Passports’. These could set out guidelines for self and customer builders, giving them parameters to creatively design their own homes without the need for planning permission.

Register your interest 

How we will use information from the register

Your information will help us gauge demand for self and custom build plots (eg what types of homes people wish to build). We will use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together.

Please note: registration does not guarantee a suitable plot will be identified or become available. The council will not disclose any information about you to outside organisations or third parties without your written consent, unless there is a legal requirement to do so. 

More information

For more information about the site, contact our Regeneration Service.

Contact Regeneration

Email

regeneration@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01294 324746

Address

North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE