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Fri June 18 2021

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Progress for £184m Corton development

31 May 16 South Ayrshire Council has given detailed planning permissions for key elements of a neighbourhood development at Corton.

Corton represents the first phase of delivery of the overall South East Ayr Development Masterplan, ultimately delivering 2,700 new homes over 30 years in three phases – Corton, Alton and Cockhill – on a 450 acre site. 

The Corton phase of the South East Ayr Masterplan comprises 750 houses, a new primary school, hotel, a neighbourhood centre, shops, pub/restaurant, business units and community and leisure facilities

It is envisaged that the Corton development will deliver total new investment in South Ayrshire of approximately £184m.

Real estate investment company LXB has secured detailed permissions for a Sainsbury’s supermarket, with associated car park and petrol filling station. Consents have also been granted for the construction of a new equestrian/pedestrian/cycle bridge over the A77, linking into a footpath network.  

The start of the 155-acre Corton phase and construction of the 9,400 m2 supermarket unlocks development to the remainder of the development masterplan by funding the construction of infrastructure required to open up and service the site.  In addition to this,the Corton development provides land and up-front funding for a new primary school to serve the development area.  

In addition to the infrastructure works to create a new roundabout on the A77 to access the site and the pedestrian/equestrian/cycle overbridge, works will be carried out to upgrade 4 roundabouts on the A77 and a significant contribution will be made to Transport Scotland for future upgrades to the nearby trunk road network.

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