Councillors have approved plans for a new battery energy storage facility at Killoch.

At today's planning meeting, the proposal from Brockwell Energy Limited was put forward to councillors, with no motions or objections made.

Councillor Barton moved to agree with the recommendation to approve the plans. Councillor Freel supported this.

The proposed site is immediately adjacent to the Killoch depot.

Proposals would see the development provide grid stabilisation and battery energy storage, consists of a battery energy storage system, with 26 battery units.

A control room is also proposed and will have three personnel entrances.

Construction of the facility would last between 6-9 months, according to the planning application.

Enabling works would stretch over a period of about 3-4 weeks, with traffic movements over 5.5 days per week.

No major objections were given to the plans, including from Transport Scotland, Environmental Health and Ayrshire Roads Alliance.

However, a public objection from a Mr Gavin Watson was brought forward.

Mr Watson's concerns regarded having to complete upgrading work between the nearby sub station, and the one close to Coylton.

The application states that Ochiltree Community Council had not responded to the plans at the time of writing.