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Planning Submitted for the Demolition of Ayr King Street Police Station

Planning permission has been submitted to South Ayrshire Council planning, to demolish the iconic King Street police station in Ayr, following their recent relocation to the modernized Newton House.


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The King Street station, operational since May 1975, has been a foundational pillar of community policing in Ayrshire but has fallen out of step with the demands of modern law enforcement.


The transition to Newton House, located less than half a mile from the old site, represents a strategic move by Police Scotland to enhance their operational efficiency and workplace environment.


The old building has remained empty after Police Scotland moved out of the original purpose-built station in May of last year.


A spokesperson for South Ayrshire Council said:


"An application for Prior Notification for Demolition of buildings has been received. The Planning Authority will determine within 28 days whether ‘Prior Approval’ is required before the applicant is able to exercise permitted development rights.


"If planning officers indicate within the 28 day period that they require the submission of further details for approval, work cannot begin until details have been approved.


"In addition, the property owner will require to obtain a building warrant for the demolition of the building."

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