DESIGNS have been unveiled for a development of four new 'eco homes' on the former Seacroft site in Inverkip.

Slam Transport have appointed Nicholson McShane Architects to apply for planning for four new ultra-modern eco houses on the seafront site next to the A78.

The development site was formerly occupied by the cottage where murder victim Margaret Fleming lived before she went missing.

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Seacroft's occupants, Edward Cairney and Avril Jones, were jailed in July 2019 for murdering the vulnerable 19-year-old.

Millionaire transport tycoons Minaz Rajabali and Harinder Singh Kohli from Slam Transport in Coventry bought the site in 2017, and secured planning permission in 2020 for a development of two houses on the site.

The cottage was demolished early in 2020.

It is hoped the new development will help provide a fresh start and a 'positive enhancement' for the area.

The striking design features modern materials, a cantilevered first floor with an upper balcony and private external seating area, and private parking and private gardens.

The dwellings feature open plan living, dining and kitchen space, two bedrooms and infinity window features to take advantage of the views across the Clyde.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

Paul McShane, director of Nicholson McShane, commented: “We are very excited and privileged to be involved in this bespoke development.

"It is a one off opportunity to enhance this area of Inverkip. Improvements to the active travel route (cycle and pedestrian  footpaths) form part of the design.

"The site is also designed to provide new vistas with improved views to the Clyde.
Largs and Millport Weekly News:

"We very much believe that this development is a positive enhancement and hope that local residents and planners recognise that it is a very positive turnaround for this site.”

Edward Cairney died in prison in October 2023.