New report highlights progress of North Lanarkshire Council town centre redevelopment plans
North Lanarkshire Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate its town centres continues to go from strength to strength, according to a recent report.
Members of the council’s Enterprise and Growth Committee approved the latest town centre initiatives, including major projects such as new housebuilding, the creation of new business space and the development of other key facilities.
The Economic Regeneration Delivery Plan also identified a range of external funding streams which the council will prepare bids for, helping to supplement its own capital investment.
This includes the UK Government’s Levelling UP Fund, the Scottish Government’s Place-Based Investment Programme, the Vacant & Derelict Land Fund/Vacant & Derelict Land Investment Programme and the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.
Councillor Allan Graham, convener of the Enterprise and Growth Committee, said: “The regeneration of our town centres is a key priority in the council’s The Place, the Vision strategy and we are seeing progress in creating new homes and community facilities.
“Our recent consultation on town visions has provided useful feedback from residents and businesses on how they would like to see their towns change and improve in future. We will use that information to further develop the visions, at the same time as we deliver individual projects which bring homes and jobs into our town centres.”
Details of the full progress on projects in Airdrie, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts and Wishaw can be found on the council website.