Proposals for eight new detached up market properties in Southannan Estate in Fairlie have been put forward to council planners.
Southannan House has already been converted into six apartments with three further detached cottages developed adjacent, with this additional site is within two cleared areas; The Walled Garden and The Paddock.
The applicants are RDK Construction owned by Fairlie man Billy Kirkwood, and the architects are Stewart Associates based in Largs.
The style proposed is a 'contemporary' design based on features of the existing Southannan House and surrounding developments, with double garages are proposed for each plot.
 A new access in the west wall to The Walled Garden is proposed with a new four metre wide private shared surface road terminating in a turning circle. The Paddock development will have a similar private shared surface road, although access is from an existing upgraded driveway. A local widening at the road corner entering the Paddock is also included in the plan to provide 'inner visibility' to the Paddock and existing Lodge access.
In the design brief, the applicants state that the 'limited tree removal' is mitigated by the planting of new birch and rowan trees in areas out-with private gardens. 
The brief issued to the planning authority states; "It could reasonably be argued as having a low environmental impact. It is intended to
retain all excavated material within the confines of the wider site.
"It is proposed to construct the buildings largely off-site using panelled insulated timber frames. The thermal performance of the external building fabric will exceed with minimum requirements of current Building Standards."
And the properties will incorporate a 'mix of renewable technologies' including solar as part of a 'diverse energy strategy'.
The existing Gatehouse and Lodge have been upgraded and extended to the north-west and north-east respectively and to the south.
 Other than the suggested removal of a row of Lawson Cypress trees within the walled garden, the proposed works are limited to crown thinning,
removal of deadwood and dying or suppressed trees.
The site is identified in the currently adopted North Ayrshire Council Local Development Plan to meet additional housing requirements by 2025.