Plans submitted to deliver more than 2,300 affordable homes for North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council has included recently approved additional projects to provide more, modern and affordable new homes for the region’s residents into its next Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which has now been submitted to the Scottish Government.
The SHIP for 2019-20/2023-24 aims to deliver 2,357 new affordable homes over the next five years, regenerating and investing in North Lanarkshire communities and bringing benefits to the local economy.
The plans for new homes will help meet local housing needs across North Lanarkshire and will be delivered by the council and housing associations supported by potential funding of £135 million from the Scottish Government.
The proposed projects included within the SHIP 2019/20-2023/24, include over 1,200 new council homes planned for development.
The SHIP supports the delivery of the council’s Local Housing strategy which sets out the key priorities of:
- Promoting the supply of good quality affordable housing across all tenures;
- Contributing to the regeneration and sustainability of our communities, including town centres;
- Providing appropriate housing support and helping to prevent homelessness;
- Ensuring there is a range of housing and support in place to meet the needs of older people and people with specific needs;
- Tackling fuel poverty and helping to meet the Climate Change target, and
- Improving housing stock of all tenures.
Councillor Allan Graham, convener of enterprise and housing, said: “By developing new affordable housing we’re contributing to reducing inequalities through the provision of good quality, energy efficient and accessible homes that meet the needs of people living in our local communities.
“It supports our Business Plan priority of Improving Economic Outcomes and Opportunities by supporting the provision of access to high quality housing.
“By producing a long term plan we’ll realise our vision to help people to achieve their potential, and be safe, healthy, included and supported in our communities.”