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The State of the Environment Report collates up-to-date baseline information on the environment within East Ayrshire and how it is changing. This information can be used to inform policy formulation across the Council and will inform the assessment of planning and related applications. The document was approved by the Council’s Cabinet on 17 August 2016.

The State of the Environment Report covers a range of topic areas split into chapters as follows; Geology and Soil, Landscape and Visual, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Air Quality, Water Environment, Climate, Historic Environment, Population and Human Health, Noise and Vibration and Material Assets. The State of Environment Report was updated in March 2019 and will be updated again in three years time.

You can access the chapters and executive summary using these links:

User guides to assist navigation of the document can accessed using these links:

Print copies of the entire document, including the user guides can be purchased for £50 plus £5 postage and packaging. These are available upon request from the contacts below.


Development Planning and Regeneration Manager
Economy and Skills
Planning and Economic Development
East Ayrshire Council
The Opera House
8 John Finnie Street

Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790
Planning and Regeneration
Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
Telephone: 01563 533276
Email:  (Project Supervisor)
Telephone: 01563 533669
Email:  (Project Officer)