The owners of a vacant plot of land in Skares are staying tight-lipped over what the future holds for the ground.

We reported last week how there was a dispute of the ownership of the land on which Skares play park was located. After some investigation, it was revealed that the ground did in fact belong to Hargreaves Land, who had workers removing the park equipment after they said it was “no longer fit for purpose”.

SkaresThe park previously on Google Maps

Once the park was eventually removed, concern grew as to what was next for the vacated area.

Some people in Skares feared that the ground would be used to build new houses on and that there would be nowhere for children to play in the future.

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One resident said: “No doubt the land will just get used for more houses, and the kids will get forgotten about.”

Neill Watts, who is standing for the Conservatives in Cumnock and New Cumnock in May’s local council election, also said he would be concerned about a park being taken down if there were no plans in place to replace or upgrade it.

Having approached Hargreaves Land again, the Chronicle was told that the company “does not wish to make any further comments on this matter”.