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Have your say - Girvan Conservation Area


As part of the Girvan's Story Regeneration Project, South Ayrshire Council is looking for public views on the town's Conservation Area.

 A draft appraisal has been produced which identifies the key factors that make Girvan historically and architecturally unique.

As well as identifying the town's key landmarks, the appraisal suggests measures which will help preserve them for future generations.

Planners will use the appraisal to assess how new developments in the town could impact on the character, appearance and setting of the Conservation Area. The appraisal also recommends changes to the current boundaries within the Conservation Area, including extending further along Dalrymple Street and Henrietta Street.

Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This appraisal will help our ambition to transform the town's historic environment. It offers clear guidance to anyone looking to invest in Girvan and will assist heritage activities, that provide opportunities, particularly for young people."

Councillor Alec Clark, Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs Portfolio Holder said: "We want to revive Girvan as a community-led tourism destination. The appraisal is intended as a management tool and guide for the Council as well as owners, occupiers, and other stakeholders as we look to transform buildings in the heart of the town."

A public drop-in consultation event on the appraisal and the Girvan's Story project is being held on Saturday 27 April 12 noon - 3pm at Sacred Heart Hall, Henrietta Street, Girvan. Council officers will be present to answer any questions and receive any feedback or comments.

You can also view the draft Conservation Area Appraisal and have your say at

 The closing date for the consultation is Sunday 28 April 2024.