Auchinleck: Planning request for fence refused


The planners turned down a proposal for a fence in a residential development in Auchinleck.

The Viga Homes development site is on the south side of the town’s main street, directly opposite the Railway Hotel, including the former Auchinleck Primary School site.

One of the conditions of the building permit granted in 2018 was that before the start of construction work on the development, the details of the walls and fences of the boundaries and individual plots would be submitted to the council for approval.

This was to include the fence adjacent to the Network Rail boundary.
The fence was to be an anti-intrusion design that would be at least 1.8 meters high.

The developer was also required to provide details on how he would maintain and renew the wall in the future.

Another condition required a 2.4m fence with no space adjacent to the bus garage and bowling club to resolve noise issues.

However, the proposal submitted by the developer does not meet the conditions.

A report from East Ayrshire Council planners states: “The applicant proposes a 1.8m high wooden fence with a bed of ornamental pollinator mixture along the outside.

“This does not represent an acceptable decorative type fence in these places. ”

The report says the developer was contacted by email and asked to revise their proposals, but no response was received.

The report concludes: “On the whole, the boundary treatments submitted do not satisfactorily meet all the criteria contained in the condition. The proposal cannot be supported in this case.

The request was submitted in September 2020, but was not decided until last week.


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