Council welcomes economic benefit of new North Lanarkshire housing developments

North Lanarkshire Council has hailed the region as an attractive place to live with businesses moving into the area and five new housing developments receiving planning permission this month.

Plans for around 750 new homes in Harthill, Moodiesburn, Wishaw, Shotts and Cumbernauld were approved by the council in the last month.

Five planning applications were granted for:

  • 100 houses in Eastfield, Harthill
  • 62 houses off Gartferry Road in Moodiesburn
  • 122 new homes at Smithstone, Cumbernauld
  • up to 350 homes at Shotts and;
  • 111 homes at Meadowhead Road in Craigneuk.

With a number of businesses such as ENGIE and Virgin Media recently announcing plans to relocate to the region or expand their current operations, Councillor Harry Curran, convener of the planning sub committee, said there is a “clear demand” for more housing across North Lanarkshire “as people want to live and work here”.

“We have good schools, a thriving economy, good access to the transport network and plenty of parks and leisure facilities, all of which make North Lanarkshire a popular location,” he said.

“These latest housing developments, bringing another 750 new homes to the areas, are an indication of the positive housing market here. We are seeing businesses locating here, creating new jobs which further increases demand for good quality housing – all of which is good news for residents and the economy.”