FoSH 5th AGM : Post Meeting Note

Post Meeting Note:

The FoSH AGM, held on Monday 14 May at the Ellisland House Hotel, was well attended by Seafield residents and FoSH Friends.

Outwith the formal business  of the meeting, Patrick Lorimer, FoSH Chair, read a statement from Robin Ghosh, Director, econstruct design & build – the Seafield House owner – giving his apologies for not attending the meeting and an update on progress towards submission of the planning application to conserve and restore Seafield House into apartments and develop new builds in the grounds.

The statement is as follows:

 “My apologies for not being able to attend the 5th AGM on Monday. Following from the success of the public exhibition we have reviewed the proposal and are making some minor adjustments to the planning package in advance of the planning submission. There have been no significant alterations to SH other than additional detailing within the drawing package along with a structural package and the viability options for the internal fit out.

Bat Survey: We have instructed a detailed bat survey of the house and grounds which can only commence after the 1st May. We now are awaiting the final survey work and findings to be completed. We had hoped that this survey work could be undertaken when the planning application was submitted and then follow on however planning advised they would rather the bat survey was included with the original submission and not added later.

 Landscape Architect: A landscape architect has been appointed to work with us on the project to develop a sensitive mature planting scheme within the development. This design will be submitted along with the planning package.

 Security: The security system positioned within SH and externally is certainly preventing entry to the building and loitering within the grounds.

We have containers on site and will be starting to move some of the damaged stonework from around the perimeter of the building into storage for safe keeping along with other salvageable items.

 We anticipate the submission of the full planning package within the month of June and as always we will notify you of this position in advance. The technical building warrant package will be overlapped with the planning sub mission and construction works are ready to start immediately following approval.”

There followed discussion of issues relating to Seafield House.  FoSH has put the questions raised to the developer. His replies have now been posted.




GDPR & Privacy Policy Update

In line with the The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, Friends of Seafield House is complying with the provisions of the regulations for our communications to be on an opt-in basis.  We are almost there! This post will reach all those who have signed up to receive our web posts. By separate communication we will ask if you would like to continue to receive these posts. We hope that those who have signed up will agree to continue to receive these posts, by opting in to receive future communications.

Below is our updated privacy policy, which can also be found as a separate page on our website:

This privacy policy sets out how Friends of Seafield House (FoSH) uses and protects any information that you give Friends of Seafield House when you use this website.

Security:We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Our aim is to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure. We consider that we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online on our WordPress website. We use WordPress databases, only for providing updates when content is added to the site

Comments and Memories: Should you submit a comment on our campaign or share a memory for us to post in the Memories section of our website, we assume that you agree to it being seen publicly. Please note that you can withdraw the comment by emailing us or using our website contact form. We will endeavour to respond within 48-hours to any request to remove material.

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What we collect: We may collect the following information:

  • name & user name (where applicable)
  • contact information including email address
  • name & address where you have requested we contact you by mail

We do this in order to: 

  • to send updates and information about our campaign that we think you may find interesting
  • to post your comments and memories of Seafield House and Sir William Arrol

Links to other websites: Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

 Controlling your personal information: You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and which we have updated in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the FoSH Secretary, Friends of Seafield House, c/o 4 Eglinton Terrace, Ayr KA7 1JJ

This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.