Around 70 residents of Pennyburn, Kilwinning flooded the new Playz centre on Thursday 26 April to see proposed plans for Irvine Housing Association's new housing development, to replace the Pennyburn flats. The 48 flats are to be replaced with approximately 22 two and three-bed houses.
The consultation event was an opportunity for the community to meet the association's design team and architect working on the project and give their thoughts and feedback on the proposed plans.
As well as consultation on the plans, John Brennan, Technical Officer (Estates) got feedback from the community on the wider regeneration of the estate, including play areas and recreational facilities, car parking and lock-ups.
Croft Goode Architects donated a £20 Argos voucher for the ‘Design Your Ideal Home' competition. Leanne Lynch, Development Officer presented the winner, seven year old Lee Smith (pictured), with his prize. Lucky tenant, Mr Greig won a £30 Morrisons voucher from the association for completing a survey regarding the proposed plans.
Pamela Johnstone, Housing Officer at Irvine said:
"The re-housing process is going well - almost 70% of the residents of the flats have been re-housed and we are on track to have all residents re-housed by Winter 2012."
Feedback from the event will be discussed with the architect and design team before an application for planning consent is prepared.