Recent storms have left areas around Saltcoats harbour and the town’s east promenade looking battered and bruised.
North Ayrshire Council has
erected barriers preventing cars from driving onto the quay at Saltcoats, while
the prom between the town and Stevenston has been closed to vehicles and
pedestrians for weeks.
Cllr Ronnie McNicol this week told the3towns that
officials from North Ayrshire Council are examining the extent of damage in the
harbour area. In addition, the local authority is understood to be in liaison
with Network Rail, which has some responsibility for the structure of the east
promenade due to the adjacent Glasgow-Largs-Ardrossan Harbour line.
repairs were last carried out to the prom in January 2012. At the time,
the3towns reported a storm in late December 2011 had caused damage that resulted
in seawater breaching the structure, scouring-out backfill material leading to
the surface collapsing in some places.
the3towns also revealed that, as
far back as May 2008, Saltcoats Community Council raised with North Ayrshire
Council concerns over a lack of general maintenance at the promenade, even going
as far as asking the local authority if the area would “benefit from more sea
defences being put in place to break up the tidal