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Girvan Conservation Area extended to support regeneration

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South Ayrshire Council has adopted a new Conservation Area Appraisal for Girvan and has extended the boundaries of the town's Conservation Area.

The extended area now includes additional sections of Dalrymple Street, Bridge Street, Henrietta Street, and High Street. There is also a small change to the Conservation Area at the site of the former Baptist Church on North Park Avenue.

The changes will help to protect and enhance many of the town's key buildings and reflects views from a recent public consultation.

The Appraisal also supports the Girvan's Story regeneration project which aims to invest in the town's historic environment, promote community heritage activities and boost employment through traditional skills training.

Kevin Braidwood, Director of Housing, Operations and Development at South Ayrshire Council said: "The Appraisal will help preserve the heart of Girvan and will be used to guide any future development.

"Residents are keen to protect the character of the town as well as restore historic buildings and we are very supportive of this ambition.

"The change to the boundary means that more iconic buildings will be able attract and secure funding to preserve them for future generations."

You can view the Appraisal here.