Cumnock is the largest town in the former coalfield area. This has been identified as a priority area by East Ayrshire Council.
The town has a population of approximately 9,000 and supports a number of communities in the surrounding area, providing shopping, education and leisure services to around 35,000 people.
The centre of Cumnock is currently undergoing extensive regeneration. This includes the development of a new Council office building, a new supermarket, and the provision of additional car parking.
A range of improvements are planned to enhance the town centre as a place in which to shop, work and live. Improved town centre access, a new traffic management system and the creation of a new civic square adjacent to the new office development are among the works which have recently been completed. Various public realm improvements and landscaping are key elements of the project.
Improved road and rail access makes Cumnock increasingly accessible. It is an attractive area for new house building. The regeneration project is already increasing the viability, vitality and sustainability of Cumnock town centre.
The masterplan for Cumnock town centre regeneration focuses on a defined land area, bounded by Townhead Street, Gorbals Bridge, Glaisnock Street and Greenholm Road. Together with other complementary projects in and around Cumnock these are contributing to the overall strategic regeneration of the wider Cumnock community area:
- Cumnock Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) grant scheme
- 'Cumnock: Creating Civic Space' provided a high quality public space around Cumnock Town Hall
- Dumfries House and Estate
- development of the Knockroon Sustainable Village by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
- Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment 'Enquiry by Design' focusing on the four communities straddling the A76 – Mauchline, Auchinleck, Cumnock and New Cumnock
- review of parking provision and pedestrian circulation within Cumnock
- upgrading of shops in Ayr Road
- upgrading of Woodroad Park in Cumnock
For more information on Cumnock regeneration please download the documents under further information or contact us.