Muirhead Activity Centre

59 Central Avenue, Troon KA10 7AZ

Notice of application for internal review

An application for an internal review was made to South Ayrshire Council under Section 86 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The application was made by Dundonald Gymnastics Club SCIO SC048271 and related to Muirhead Activity Centre and car park, Central Avenue, Troon KA10 7AZ.

The Council has carried out a review of its decision to refuse the community asset transfer request, as contained in the decision notice dated 25 June 2019. Following this review, the Council determined at its meeting on 18 December 2019 to confirm its decision in terms of Section 86(5)(A) of the 2015 Act to refuse the request for an asset transfer of Muirhead Activity Centre and car park under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 to Dundonald Gymnastics Club. The decision for refusal is on the grounds that the benefits of the existing use outweigh the value of alternative proposals made by Dundonald Gymnastics Club. The specific reasons for the decision are detailed within the attached Decision Notice.

The Council has now concluded its internal Community Asset Transfer process.

Elected Members were provided with a hard copy file of the documentation published on this web page which relate to the original application and request for review.

View a copy of the Elected Members file.

Request for review documents

Request for Review representation received

DGC response to representations to request for review

Please note that copies of representations relating to the original asset transfer request will be considered by the Council when determining the review.

The closing date for receipt of representations was 23/8/19. A redacted copy of the representations received will be provided to the applicant following which, all representations and any comments will be published on the Councils website. Please note that copies of representations relating to the original asset transfer request will be considered by the Council when determining the review.

All representations are reviewed by Council officers before they are published on the Council’s web pages. This is to ensure that all comments made are neither offensive nor libelous and that their publication also complies with the Data Protection Act.

Asset Transfer Request

Dundonald Gymnastics Club (DGC) SCIO SC048271 has submitted an asset transfer request to purchase the Muirhead Activity Centre and car park.

The proposed use is for the provision of a recreational facility and organisation of recreational activities to improve participation in gymnastics, dance and exercise and the advancement of public participation in sport. Providing access for all with the object of improving the conditions of life for people for whom the facility and activities are intended.

Notice of Meeting

Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

The representations on the community asset request for Muirhead Activity Centre received by the deadline of 12th March 2019 are published here:

The response from Dundonald Gymnastics Club (DGC) SCIO Charity No. SC048271 to representations was received by the deadline of 18th April 2019 and is published here:

The response from South Ayrshire Council to representations is published here:

Council officers have been in discussion with current users of the centre to identify potential alternative Council and non-Council venues, where the proposed new facility may not be suitable to accommodate their specific requirements (for example, hard court sports). Potential alternative venues have been identified and details provided.