The controversial plans for a coal-fired power station at Hunterston have been dropped.
The news comes just months after s1largs reported that the proposals had been given the go-ahead.
Ayrshire Power Ltd’s decision will no doubt be a relief to Largs residents, as locals have voiced their objections here on s1largs over the last few months.
North Ayrshire Council Leader, Willie Gibson, welcomed the energy company’s decision to withdraw its planning application and described it as “a victory for common sense”.
He said: “The council unanimously rejected these proposals last November on the basis that the application was contrary to local and national planning policies and would not have captured 100% of carbon emissions from day one.
“It lacked sufficient information on the potential impact on human health and the local environment.
“We shared the concerns of a large number of local people about the adverse impact the plant would have on the local area.
"We have the highest unemployment rate in Scotland and while this proposal would have brought much-needed jobs to the area, the cost was simply too high in terms of risking public health.”
Great news for Largs! What are your thoughts on the decision? Share your views with the community here on s1largs.