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Common Good Consultation Barassie Beach, Troon

Consultation closed 3 April 2023

Notice of Consultation under Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Reason for Site Notice Being Displayed:Community Asset Transfer of land at Barassie shore (near Barassie public conveniences) by 50-year lease to Troon Water Sports Centre (TWSC) SCIO SC047691.

Proposed Lease of Land at:Barassie Beach, Troon, Nr. Barassie public conveniences as show in plan below.

Notice is hereby given of a PUBLIC CONSULTATION

In terms of Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 local authorities are required to consult with the local community when planning to dispose of common good property or change its use.

Troon Water Sports Centre SCIO SC047691 (TWSC) have requested a 50-year lease of the asset outlined in the plan below, located near to Barassie Public Conveniences, which is presently open/green space for the purposes of erecting a 'water sports hub'. TWSC have made this request through the Community Asset Transfer (CAT) process in accordance with Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

The proposed water sports hub building is for the purposes of: equipment storage; showers, WC, changing facilities; café; education spaces; equipment wash down etc.

A right of access is also identified in the plan below. This shall be a 'hard pack' 2 metre wide publicly accessible pedestrian path, meeting the all-abilities standard as per the 'Countryside for All Good Practice Guide' compiled by the Fieldfare Trust. This path is to be made up and maintained by TWSC along the right of access. The general public will retain all existing rights of way and access to the existing paths crossed by this right of access.

It is anticipated that the development of the site shall yield the following benefits:

  • Economic Development - the proposal would be likely to benefit the visitor economy and would be complementary to South Ayrshire Council Events and Tourism Strategy.
  • Public Health and Social Wellbeing - the facility will be likely to increase capacity and accessibility of water sports facilities to members and the general public thus improving participants health and wellbeing and offering social opportunities for participants.
  • Troon Common Good fund shall benefit from

The rent shall be £100 per annum for the initial 5 years followed by a rent review at year 5, and every subsequent 5 years, to open market rent. Income received shall be to the benefit of Troon Common Good.

The extent of the area that would be leased, and the right of access is shown outlined in the plan below.

Description of Consultation Process:

Anyone may make representations about this proposal to South Ayrshire Council.  Representations must be in writing, by email, or by online response as detailed below and include the name and address of the person making it. All representations must be received by 4.30pm on Monday 3rd April 2023. All representations received will be published with the exception of those considered to be potentially offensive or libellous. The names of individuals and organisations making representations shall be published alongside the representation made. The Council will remove any telephone numbers, mobile numbers, personal email addresses, residential addresses, and signatures from published information.

You can submit a response using the comment response sheet online or by email to or in writing to: -

Asset Management and Community Asset Transfer
South Ayrshire Council
County Buildings
Wellington Square

By no later than 4.30pm on Monday 3rd April 2023. Any correspondence should be clearly marked 'Troon TWSC Common Good Consultation'