North Ayrshire Council have today (Tues 22nd Oct) begun a statutory public consultation into proposals for a new education and community campus in the Ardrossan.
The consultation period runs until 12noon on Friday 6 December 2019 and views are now sought from all stakeholders, including parents/carers on what North Ayrshire Council are calling an ‘exciting proposal’.
Early engagement has already taken place and helped inform the Council’s proposals for the North Shore site. These were approved on 25 September and it was agreed that they should be taken forward to Statutory Public Consultation.
The proposals to create a new campus will comprise of the closure and relocation of Ardrossan Academy and the closure and relocation of Winton Primary School and Early Years Class
Children and young people from Dykesmains Primary School, Stanley Primary School and West Kilbride Primary School who transfer to Ardrossan Academy for their secondary education are also affected by the proposal.
The make-up of the proposed campus will also include a swimming pool as a replacement for the one at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Ardrossan Library and accommodation for Health and Social Care Partnership.
The proposals form part of wider plans and ambitions to regenerate the North Shore and Harbour.
A report outlining the background and benefits of these proposals is available at the following website for your reference www.tinyurl.com/y6eaw35v.
Copies of this document are also available from Education (Communities Directorate), 5th Floor, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE. The document can also be viewed in all of the above schools, local public libraries, local community centres and health centres within Ardrossan Academy catchment area, and on the North Ayrshire Council website.
There will also be meetings to discuss the proposals. The first of these will be held at Ardrossan Academy on Thursday 7 November at 2pm, 4pm and 7pm. The second will be in the Castlecraigs Lounge within the Civic Centre on Wednesday 13 November at 2pm and 4pm. There will be another meeting at Winton Primary, also on the 13th, from 7pm.