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Montgomerie Park Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ)

To help contribute to the delivery of new homes, North Ayrshire Council took part in a Scottish Government pilot to make a Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ).

North Ayrshire’s SPZ aims to deliver a major housing development by providing planning consent upfront, the first of its kind in Scotland.

The SPZ is located within an existing residential area in Irvine called Montgomerie Park. The SPZ scheme was adopted in December 2019.

Montgomerie Park, once complete, will have a capacity for around 950 new homes. 

The SPZ Scheme

The SPZ scheme:

  • grants permission upfront for residential development
  • provides a framework for the delivery of new homes by allowing developers flexibility and certainty whilst, through conditions, safeguarding amenity
  • guides development and place standards through a concept masterplan and development conditions to deliver a high quality place

Developers complying with the parameters and conditions of the SPZ Scheme do not need to apply for planning permission.

Bellway Homes SPZ submission

Bellway Homes submitted plans to satisfy the terms of the SPZ.

View proposals from Bellway Homes on our Online Planning Information System. Enter reference 21/01071/SPZ. 

Or view Montgomerie Park, Irvine Site Plan.

For more information on the SPZ please contact the Strategic Planning Team.

Contact Strategic Planning




01294 324380


Strategic Planning, Planning Services, Economic Development & Regeneration, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE