Plans have been lodged to build eight new homes on vacant land in Drongan.

Matthew O'Neill submitted the proposals to East Ayrshire Council for the new properties on Littlemill Road, near Mill of Shield Road and Coal Road.

The land was previously used as a parking area for The Welcome Inn bar that once stood on Littlemill Road.

Proposals were originally submitted to East Ayrshire Council back in September, but have only recently been validated by the local authority.

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Plans would see a mixture of detached and semi-detached three-bedroom homes built on the land.

Additional parking spaces would also be included along with the plans.

The news come after councillors recently approved plans for 75 new homes to be built elsewhere in Drongan.

Those plans will see the new homes built on a site at Water of Coyle, off Truesdale Crescent on the south-western edge of the village.

An initial determination deadline for the latest plans for eight homes has been set for the end of January.

The application form and associated paperwork can be viewed on the planning portal at East Ayrshire Council's website, searching for the application code 23/0523/PP.