New sites identified for more council homes in North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council’s housing committee has approved additional sites to be added to its new house building programme that will deliver more homes for its residents, regenerate local communities and boost the area’s local economy.
The council is continuing to roll out its new build programme and set an ambitious target of delivering 5,000 new affordable rented homes by 2035. To date, 954 new build houses have been completed with a further 413 homes under construction.
To ensure an adequate supply of sites for its new homes, potential locations continue to be evaluated for their suitability to be added to the programme.
Development proposals recommended for inclusion, subject to the conclusion of detailed ground investigations, full title checks and relevant statutory consents, include:
- Kirkwood Sports Pitches, Coatbridge – approximately 100 homes
- St Mary’s former primary school site, Caldercruix – approximately 25 homes
- Thorn Road, Bellshill – approximately 26 homes
- Airdriehill Road, Airdrie – approximately 75 homes
- Masonic Hall, Hope Street, Motherwell – approximately 10 homes (potential conversion of existing premises)
- Main Street, Coatbridge – approximately 40 homes.
The committee also approved the proposal to progress the potential ‘off the shelf’ purchase of 12 new homes at Johnston Road, Gartcosh, from Bellway, as part of the Affordable Housing Policy obligation that applies to this site.
Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, housing convener, said: “Approving these new development sites allows us to continue to deliver, at pace, our new build housing programme, which is transforming lives and local communities.
“There’s a real mix of developments planned across the area that will meet the varying housing needs of our residents, with both the proposed projects at the Masonic Hall, Motherwell and Main Street, Coatbridge, being priority town centre sites supporting the delivery of our Town Visions.
“We have ambitious housing plans and we’re delivering these. Our new homes form part of our vision to transform and reinvigorate our towns and communities, bringing substantial benefits across North Lanarkshire for our residents.”