The new affordable housing venture to replace the former Largs school buildings in Flatt Road has been hailed by a Largs Labour councillor.

Alex Gallagher of the ruling Labour minority led council believes it is a very positive step forward for housing opportunities in the local area.

Cllr. Gallagher said: "I am delighted this has happened. I have been pushing for affordable housing in Largs ever since I was elected 12 years ago

"The new land is freeing up the space and 122 houses will go a long way to answering our housing needs - our area has been one of the most pressurised housing needs in North Ayrshire.

"The housing department are to be congratulated for their visionary housing plan.

"The £20m that has been spent on the project by the council is the best £20m spent in North Ayrshire in the last 20 years."

A two year period of construction will take place in the building of 122 new homes to replace the former Largs Academy and Kelburn Primary.

The proposed development will include 22 supported accommodation houses and a 28-unit sheltered housing complex.

In addition, the council plans to develop a sustainable district heating scheme to provide affordable heating for all of the homes on the site, and an adult outdoor gym at the site.