A DEVELOPMENT of 30 new affordable homes in Mauchline has been approved by the council.

Planning permission had been granted for the project, which will see a patch of land, the old Corrie Mains Farm, along the Barskimming Road close to the centre of town, transformed.

The development is the work of Cunninghame Housing Association and covers an area of 1.05 hectares.

The design work has been done by architectural firm Robert Potter and Partners. The properties will be a mix of two-storey houses and bungalows.

One objection was raised to the development, from a residnt of Barskimming Road, who complained that the development would lead to more traffic and congestion in the area.

The existence of a ditch running along the side of Barskimming Road, which will not be filled, will deter parking on the road for access to the development, says the design statement, thus allaying fears of congestion along the road.

Fifty-six parking spaces will be provided within the grounds of the development.

A SUDS basin will also be installed to help soak up excess water from heavy downpours that were previously absorbed by the soil.