Consultation Start Date: 29th January 2018
Consultation Close Date: 30th June 2018

A draft Shoreline Management Plan for the Ayrshire coastline has been prepared by North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils.

The Plan presents a large-scale assessment of the risks to the people of Ayrshire and its developed, historic and natural environment, from coastal flooding and erosion, and identifies suitable policies for the management of these risks. The Plan covers the entire Ayrshire mainland coastline from Skelmorlie in the north, to the northern shore of Loch Ryan in the south, and the coasts of the islands of Arran and Great Cumbrae.

North Ayrshire Council wish to give the people of Ayrshire the opportunity to comment on and influence the Ayrshire Shoreline Management Plan and associated environmental reports before they are finalised. The draft Ayrshire Shoreline Management Plan and associated environmental reports (Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report and Habitats Regulation Appraisal Record) are therefore available to view in hardcopy at the North Ayrshire Council offices at Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE (during office hours) and from the list of document links provided below:

Consultation Mandate Ayrshire SMP (Word Doc)

SMP Consultation Draft Plan (PDF)

SMP Consultation Draft – Appendix A (PDF)

SMP Consultation Draft – Appendix B (PDF)

SMP Consultation Draft – Appendix C (PDF)

SMP Consultation Draft – Appendix D (PDF)

SMP Consultation Draft – Appendix E (PDF)

SMP Habitats Regulation Appraisal Record (PDF)

SMP SEA Environmental Report (PDF)

SMP PCD Banners (PDF)

Public Consultation Days have been planned at various locations throughout North Ayrshire where you can review the draft Ayrshire Shoreline Management Plan and associated environmental reports, and discuss any details with the project team.

The public consultation dates are as follows:

• Monday 19th February 2018, 12pm7pm
Irvine Library, 168 High Street, Irvine, KA12 8AN

• Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12pm – 6:50pm
Millport Library, The Garrison, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0DG

• Wednesday 21st February 2018, 12.30pm – 7pm
Ardrossan Civic Centre, 150 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8EU

• Thursday 22nd February 2018, 12pm – 6:30pm
Arran Library, Main Street, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8DL

• Friday 23rd February 2018, 12pm – 5pm
Largs Library, 26 Allanpark Street, Largs, KA30 9AG

In addition to being able to make comments at the Public Consultation Days, submissions on the draft Shoreline Management Plan and associated environmental reports may be made to North Ayrshire Council Cunningham House, Irvine KA12 8EE between the 29nd January – 20th April 2018 or via the Council website online survey, or via post to Danielle King, RPS Consulting Engineers, Ocean Point One, 4th Floor, 94 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh. Email:

“Results of this consultation will be posted when available please check back soon”