Sites approved for council homes in North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council’s house building plans continue to gather momentum as additional sites for future developments were given the green light following a meeting of the council’s housing and regeneration committee.
The new council house building programme is delivering significant investment to regenerate communities across the area and is supporting the local economy by providing training and employment for local people.
The council has now completed 817 new homes, with a further 200 under construction and more in the planning stages, reaffirming its commitment to delivering its target of 5,000 new homes by 2035.
Buyback figures also show a further 490 homes being brought back into use for tenants.
The latest sites approved for new council homes are at Calderigg Place, Airdrie, which will see approximately 30 new homes built and the former Petersburn Primary School, Airdrie, where plans for around 40 new homes are being developed.
Groundwork is now underway at the largest new council housing site in Holehills, Airdrie, to deliver 150 new homes, 19 of which are the first confirmed Net Zero project undertaken by the developer CCG.
The site at Holehills is part of the council’s ambitious programme to demolish its tower blocks and replace them with new high quality homes for the future. The three tower blocks at Holehills were recently demolished to make way for the new development which includes 11 new wheelchair standard homes, and a mix of one to four-bedroom homes, including semi-detached, terraced, cottage flats and bungalows. The cost of the Holehills development is £27 million with a grant funding contribution of £8.8m being made by the Scottish Government.
Work is also expected to start on site next month at Northburn Avenue, Airdrie, where 31 homes, a mix of one-three bedrooms, including three suitable for wheelchair users, are being built on the site of 28 flats which were recently demolished as part of the re-provisioning programme.
In Coatbridge, the council is progressing well with plans to deliver 58 new homes at Lismore Drive in Old Monkland. Seven homes have already been completed with all homes ready for tenants by July. Designs are also being developed for a site on the former Columba High School, with 132 new homes being planned for the area.
Pamela Humphries, head of planning and regeneration, said: “Our plans are significant and are already having a positive impact on the lives of our tenants and residents across North Lanarkshire’s communities.
“Our new homes are designed and built to the highest standards and all meet Housing for Varying Needs, which means homes are more accessible to adapt to tenants’ mobility needs. They are built for the future and will last for generations to come.
“Improving the lives of our tenants and regenerating our local communities and town centres are the drivers behind our plans to realise the council’s vision to make North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.”