The dream to save Loudoun Castle is still alive.
Council bosses still want the historic landmark to become a huge holiday resort despite plans being knocked back for its makeover before.
East Ayrshire Council said its preferred option is to “support the development of a tourist and leisure destination at the site.”
Planners would also get behind the building of homes on the grounds of the A-listed property near Galston.
The council has put forward its preferred vision for Loudoun Castle as it prepares the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2.
It is gearing up to carry out consultation on the plan, which sets out development opportunites for East Ayrshire in the years ahead.
The council aims for the local development plan to provide more details on what kind of building at Loudoun would be supported.
The council vision would also set out how much intervention is needed to stabilise the castle and where developments should take place on the grounds along with a number of other guidelines.
The council said: “The plan will support enabling development to enable the tourism/leisure development consistent with the existing heritage designations.”
The council’s preferred option is to push on with transforming Loudoun Castle into a visitor attraction.
However, it has also put forward as an alternative option not to include the site on the local development plan at all.
Residents will be asked their views on whether the former theme park should be revamped or not.
A £450 million proposal to transform Loudoun Castle was rejected by the Scottish Government last year.
Developers wanted to turn the castle into a hotel, build hundreds of homes and a distillery.
East Ayrshire Council rejected the planning application originally.
The site has been out of use since Loudoun Castle Theme Park closed in 2010.