We are committed to providing accessible services which meet the needs and expectations of our customers. To do this, we regularly carry out consultation exercises across a range of services and topics.

Have your say about East Ayrshire and take part in our consultations. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

You can also view other consultations relating to East Ayrshire at Ayrshire Roads Alliance: Consultations.

Open consultations
ConsultationClosing date
Auchinleck Placemaking 9 December  2022
Darvel Placemaking 9 December  2022
A Development Framework for the Hagshaw Renewable Energy Cluster: Planning for Net Zero 9 December 2022

New five year strategic plan

We are developing a new Strategic Plan which will help us shape our priorities and budget while we deliver our vision and ambition for East Ayrshire communities over the next five years.

Closed consultations
ConsultationDate closed
Short-term lets licensing policy statement 16 September 2022
Stopping up order at Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline 24 August 2022
Mauchline Conservation Area 29 July 2022

Proposed Local Development Plan 2

This includes separate consultations for:

  • Kilmarnock Development Framework
  • Stewarton Development Framework
  • The Dark Sky Park Lighting
  • Affordable Housing
  • Developer Contributions
  • Financial Guarantees
  • Community Benefits
 22 July 2022

Licensing of sexual entertainment venues

24 June 2022

Early learning and childcare

Statutory consultation for parents and carers with children under school age in their area

21 June 2022

Consultation on schools

  • Relocation of Willowbank Primary and addition of early years facilities
  • Incorporation of a Supported Learning Centre at Onthank campus
  • Addition of an Early Childhood Centre (ECC) at Mount Carmel Primary School
9 June 2022

A70 Ayr to Cumnock

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils, has appointed Sweco as Lead Consultant to undertake a review of potential improvements that could be made to the A70 transport corridor from Cumnock to Ayr.

6 June 2022
Development Plan Scheme 29 April 2022
Access to free sanitary products 25 April 2022
Cultural Kilmarnock -

Proposed taxi fares from 1 June 2022

6 April 2022

Mauchline Tree Preservation Order No.3 2021 (PDF 682Kb)

Land north and north west of Nether Place Quadrant, Mauchline

 7 February 2022 at 4pm
Rent setting proposals for 2022-23 14 January 2022
Women's Safety Survey 31 December 2021
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership - Partnership Provider Statement 17 December 2021
Hurlford Street Design Project 17 December 2021
Boundary Commission Proposals 8 December 2021
A Development Framework for the Hagshaw Energy Cluster - Planning for Net Zero 3 December 2021
Climate Change Strategy - we want to hear your views on both our climate change strategy and climate change as a whole 26 November 2021
Mauchline Tree Preservation Order No.2 2021 (PDF 901Kb) (Land to north of Nether Walk and Netherplace Quadrant) 5 November 2021 at 4pm
Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans (Consultation is published on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website) 31 October 2021
Rugby Park Match Day Parking (Consultation is published on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website) 30 October 2021
Mauchline Tree Preservation Order No.1 2021 (PDF 6825Kb) (Land to north and north east of Nether Walk and East Park Avenue 25 October 2021 at 4pm
Active Travel Strategy 17 October 2021
Stopping up order Hannahston Avenue and Mill O'Shield Road 25 August 2021
East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan 14 May 2021 

Proposals for the Kilmarnock 'Green Infinity Loop' - a figure of eight network of pathways comprising 26km around the town with a Spinal Route from north to south through the town centre, linking into the circular route.

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9 May 2021
Darvel and Priestland Placemaking Consultation 7 May 2021
Stopping up order for former opencast coal site at Greenburn 14 April 2021
East Ayrshire Draft Recreation Plan (East Ayrshire Leisure) 12 April 2021
Mauchline Placemaking 30 March 2021

Local Landscape Area

26 March 2021

Auchinleck Placemaking

12 March 2021

Budget Conversations 2021/22

We want to hear your Vibrant Voices to help us find the right balance when Elected Members set our budget in March 2021.

21 February 2021
Development Plan Scheme 2021 12 February 2021
Strategic Plan 2021-30: Health and Social Care Partnership 12 February 2021
Piersland Park, Kilmarnock - Conservation Area Consultation  5 February 2021
Rent Consultation 2021-2022 15 January 2021
East Ayrshire Local Development Plan (LDP2) - Call for Site Information 13 November 2020
Residents' permit parking scheme in Kilmarnock  4 October 2020
Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) 31 July 2020
Development plan scheme 2020 17 April 2020
Children and Young People's Draft Service Plan 2020-23 19 March 2020
Dalrymple, Skeldon and Hollybush final consultation 12 March 2020
New Cumnock Placemaking final consultation 12 March 2020
Budget Conversations - we want to hear your Vibrant Voices to help us find the right balance when Elected Members set our budget on 5 March 2020. 21 February 2020
North West Kilmarnock Placemaking final consultation 14 February 2020
Dalrymple and Hollybush Placemaking 30 January 2020
New Cumnock Placemaking 30 January 2020
Gaelic learning for adults: survey for learners 30 November 2019
Kilmarnock Creative Industries 6 November 2019
Galston Town Centre Health Check 10 October 2019
Dalmellington Town Centre Health Check 10 October 2019
Stewarton Town Centre Health Check 10 October 2019
Cumnock Town Centre Health Check 10 October 2019
North West Kilmarnock Placemaking 9 October 2019
Kilmarnock Town Centre Health Check 30 September 2019
Galleon centre 30 August 2019
Local housing strategy 2019-2024 23 August 2019
Review of parking arrangements 10 May 2019
Mauchline Conservation Area Appraisal 12 April 2019
St Sophia's Primary School 1 March 2019
Landscape Partnership Call for Projects 28 February 2019
Budget 2019-20 15 February 2019
New policy on domestic abuse 11 February 2019
Digital strategy survey 4 January 2019
Catrine placemaking 30 November 2018
Ochiltree placemaking 30 November 2018
Polling Districts and Places Review 23 November 2018
Gaelic language plan 2019-2023 18 November 2018
Ayrshire mental health conversation 17 September 2018

East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan

14 September 2018

Informal Consultation Local Development Plan - Ochiltree Placemaking

7 September 2018

Informal Consultation Local Development Plan - Catrine Placemaking

7 September 2018

Galston Town Centre redevelopment consultation

31 July 2018

Pan-Ayrshire British Sign Language (BSL) Plan

6 July 2018

Review of cemeteries and churchyards management rules

27 June 2018

Local Development Plan - Placemaking Newmilns and Greenholm

8 June 2018

Local Development Plan - Waterside Conservation Area Appraisal

18 May 2018

Supplementary planning guidance

  • East Ayrshire Housing Market Area
  • Householder Development Design Guidance
  • Housing in the Countryside
  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
5 February 2018

Vibrant voices - together we can transform East Ayrshire

19 January 2018

Kilmarnock town centre improvements

29 November 2017

Supplementary planning guidance

  • Heat Generation
  • Masterplanning Design Guidance
  • Planning for Wind Energy
  • Public and Private Green Infrastructure/Open Space Standards

Non-statutory planning guidance for consultation:

  • Community Benefits from Wind Energy Development
13 October 2017
Local development plan 2 - call for sites 28 July 2017

Supplementary planning guidance:

  • dark sky park lighting
  • development contributions
  • display of advertisements
  • shopfront design
 7 April 2017
Main issues report - minerals local development plan 21 February 2017
Re-zoning of non-denominational education in Kilmarnock and surrounding area (Annanhill, Gargieston and Crosshouse Primary Schools) 13 December 2016
Budget consultation proposals 2017/18 16 November 2016
Draft Dalmellington Conservation Area Appraisal 12 September 2016
East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan 9 August 2016
Supplementary Guidance on Community Benefits for Onshore Wind Energy Development 3 June 2016
Draft State of the Environment Report  1 April 2016

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
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Contact us online: www.eastayrshi.re/contactus
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Telephone: 01563 554400
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