New luxury lodges have been earmarked on a vacant spot of land in Sorn, directly opposite to a site where there are plans for 29 new homes.

According to developers, the new lodges will be "coming soon".

Planning permission was initially granted back in September 2021 for the Lintmill Lodges to be built on a site along the B713 in Sorn.

This was despite a number of objection from those nearby, citing noise and traffic issues as the main concerns.

READ MORE: Objections to plans for 29 new homes in village

Developers have recently submitted an application to East Ayrshire Council for a small amendment to the application, which would now see three 'Shepherd hut' lodges and one 'Finman hut' lodge.

A new dedicated Facebook page for Lintmill Lodges said that more details on openings will be revealed soon.

A design statement attached to the revised application said: "In response to changing market preferences and the applicant’s ongoing efforts to provide a unique and memorable experience for guests, we are seeking approval to amend the type of overnight accommodation, as well as minor amendments to the site layout due to change in units.

Cumnock Chronicle:

"Specifically, we propose to modify the approved timber lodgesto 3no. shepherd huts (the ‘Cheviot’ model by Black Sheep Shepherd Huts) and 1no. Finman Hut by manufacturer Logspan.

"All huts will be delivered to site as full units, ready to connect to services. It should be noted that the chosen units are temporary structures, classed as ‘caravans’ under the Caravan Act.

"The reception building will remain as approved in application 21/0193/PP.

Cumnock Chronicle:

"We have thoroughly assessed the implications of this amendment and are confident that the change will not result in any adverse effects on the overall development or its compatibility with the surrounding area.

"The proposed amendment aligns seamlessly with the existing planning permission and remains fully consistent with the original design intent, sustainability goals, and environmental considerations."

Cumnock Chronicle:

The plans will be built directly across from where 29 new homes are planned for the village.

The housing application could see Sorn's population increase by at least a third. And there have been around 20 objections from residents to the development so far.

These plans include potential for six five-bedroom houses, 15 four-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses.