Conservation areas for Prestwick and Tarbolton

 09 January 2017  |  

Residents of Prestwick and Tarbolton will have an opportunity to find out if their homes will be affected by new conservation areas at two forthcoming drop in sessions.

The sessions are an opportunity to find out where the boundaries will be and to ask questions and learn about the various planning implications.

Anyone living within a conservation area can be subject to additional planning controls, which are intended to help preserve the character and appearance of the area. For example, you may require planning permission for new windows or roof alterations.

Anyone interested in these and other matters relevant to the proposed conservation areas are encouraged to go along to the sessions to find out more.

Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio said: "I would encourage anyone with property in Prestwick and Tarbolton to go along to the sessions to find out what living in a conservation area means. This is also an opportunity to talk to our planning officers to find out what makes parts of Prestwick and Tarbolton special and the features we are hoping to protect.

"Living in a conservation area does not have to be restrictive and our towns and villages still need to respond to the modern-day, however we have some amazing historical and architectural gems which will benefit from this added layer of protection. Looking after the unique features of our towns and villages will have a positive impact and will help cherish the area's character for generations to come."

The two sessions are taking place as follows:

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Tarbolton Community Centre, Montgomerie Street.

Thursday 19 January 2017
Prestwick Academy, Newdykes Road

For more information please go to or phone the Council on 01292 616173

There are currently 21 conservation areas in South Ayrshire which help us protect our unique heritage for future generations.