Other Planning Guidance 

Draft development brief - Kerelaw, Stevenston

The Planning service has produced draft planning guidance relating to land surrounding the former Kerelaw School site in the North of Stevenston. The guidance, called a development brief, details some of the important characteristics of the site which are likely to be considered should a planning application be submitted for the development of the site.

The Council is seeking your input to ensure that we have as much information as possible in order to have guidance which helps balances the views of everyone. Your responses will inform the final guidance that will be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee. Should the document be approved by Committee, the Development Brief will inform future development on the site. Our draft development brief (PDF, 9mb) is available for you to view. 

If you want to comment on the brief, you can respond by using our online Kerelaw consultation survey. 

Please note: we will be accepting comments on the brief for four weeks until Wednesday 17th of May 2023.

If you have any other questions or comments, or you if you need help submitting your response, if you would like to get in touch, please email the Local Development Plan Team.

Housing in the Countryside Policy Guidance Note

The Adopted Local Development Plan (November 2019) sets out the limited circumstances in which we will support the development of new houses outwith our identified towns and villages, for example where it is proposed to convert or replace an existing building. 

The purpose of the Policy Guidance Note is to provide further detail to developers, applicants and communities on the relevant Local Development Plan policies and matters that should be considered when the development of one or more houses in the countryside is proposed. The Policy Guidance Note defines the key terms used in the policy and sets out key design principles that will apply in the consideration of such proposals.

View the Housing in the Countryside Note

Local Development Plan Background Documents

These documents have helped inform preparation of the latest Local Development Plan and provide guidance in addition to the policies of the plan.

Planning Guidance 

Development briefs

Development frameworks and conservation area assessments

We are currently reviewing and updating our planning guidance. Please contact by us by post or email to discuss the status of these documents. 

Contact Planning - Strategic Planning




01294 324763


Strategic Planning, Planning Services, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE

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