North Lanarkshire Council celebrates 1,000th tenant milestone

North Lanarkshire Council celebrates 1,000th tenant milestone

Councillor Michael McPake, housing convener, with Mr & Mrs Logan

An Airdrie couple has helped North Lanarkshire Council celebrate a special milestone this week when they became the 1,000th tenants to move into one of the local authority’s new build homes.

The couple, who are settling into their new two-bedroom net zero home on the site at Dykehead Road, shared how delighted they are with their new home, the quality
of its build and the benefits the house’s energy efficiency features bring.

The net zero homes are part of North Lanarkshire’s largest council house project, which is the first phase of homes for this re-provisioning site where towers were demolished and are being replaced by 150 modern homes.

North Lanarkshire Council celebrates 1,000th tenant milestone

(from left) Back row: Angela Davidson, Helen Baldi and Billy Hetherton, all NLC; Councillor Alan Beveridge; Stephen Llewellyn and Pam Humphries, both NLC.

Front row: James Stevenson, NLC; Councillor Jim Logue, council leader; Councillor Sophia Coyle; tenants Agnes and Robert Logan and Councillor Michael McPake

The council house building programme aims to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2035. The council has already completed 45 new developments and has a further 10 on-site.

Mr & Mrs Logan welcomed visitors to their home and were presented with flowers to mark the occasion.

They said: “We love our new home. We’d previously lived in a high-rise tower for many years and it’s been such a change for us. It’s great having a brand new home with a front and back door and a driveway and we love getting out into the garden.

“The size of the rooms is good too and we’ve already noticed that living in an energy efficient home is helping to keep our rooms cosier and reduce the cost of our energy bills. It’s a lovely development and we’re very happy here.”

Convener of housing, Councillor Michael McPake, thanked Mr & Mrs Logan for a warm welcome.

He said: “I’m delighted to hear how happy they are in their new home and that they are already seeing the benefits of net zero living.

“These are our first net zero homes and feature a range of energy efficiency measures including triple glazed windows, air source heat pumps which control heating and store hot water and additional PV panels that feed into a battery to allow our tenants to store energy. All of these features make our homes more energy efficient, help reduce our carbon footprint and help tackle fuel poverty.

“We’re committed to transforming towns and communities and delivering on our plans for the future of North Lanarkshire to make it a better place for people to live in, and our council house programme is vital to that ambition.”

The net zero homes were built by contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

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