Muirhead Activity Centre

59 Central Avenue, Troon KA10 7AZ

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPEAL UNDER THE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2015

ASSET TRANSFER REQUEST | Notice of appeal PDF

Date of Notice: Thursday 20th February 2020

An application for appeal under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Section 88(2) has been made to the Scottish Ministers in writing in accordance with the Asset Transfer Request (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

The application for appeal has been made by Dundonald Gymnastics Club SCIO Charity No. SC048271, 4 Esk Road, Troon, South Ayrshire KA10 7EH (the “community transfer body”) in respect of the decision by South Ayrshire Council not to allow the community transfer body to purchase Muirhead Activity Centre and car park, 59 Central Avenue, Troon, KA10 7AZ.

Copies of any representations previously made to South Ayrshire Council in relation to the asset transfer request will be provided to the Scottish Ministers and the community transfer body and will be taken into consideration in the determination of the appeal.

Any party who previously made representations may make further representations to the Scottish Ministers. A representation must be in writing and include the name and address of the person making it. Copies of any representations received will be provided to the community transfer body and to South Ayrshire Council.

Representations must be made by no later than 5pm on Thursday 5th March 2020, and should be sent by email to: AssetTransferGuidance@gov.scot (if emailing, please include the reference ‘Muirhead Activity Centre’ within the subject title) or alternatively by post to: Community Empowerment Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F (North), Community Empowerment Team, Public Service Reform and Public Bodies Unit, The Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

The documents relating to the request for appeal can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/asset-transfer-requests-notification-of-appeal-decision-to-scottish-ministers-5/ or a hard copy can be viewed at South Ayrshire Council Asset Management department, Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane, Ayr KA8-8BH.

The documents relating to the original asset transfer request and request for review can be viewed online at: https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/community-asset-transfer/muirhead-activity-centre.aspx

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.