North Lanarkshire residents asked about tower demolition plans

People living in council tower blocks and flats in North Lanarkshire identified for potential demolition will see information packs and surveys delivered through their doors this week.

North Lanarkshire Council is seeking the views of every resident who may be affected in the first phase demolition plans for some blocks of flats in Motherwell, Wishaw, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Residents affected will be given the opportunity to have their say on the ambitious redevelopment plans and the type of future housing they would require.

Information packs will be delivered to each affected household by a local housing officer, who will be on hand to answer any questions.

The packs will include details of which blocks have been identified, why they are being considered for demolition, timescales involved, where people may be rehoused, compensation payments, details of open days and the survey questionnaire.

The flats identified in the first phase are:

  • Merrick Court / Cheviot Court / Pentland Court, Northburn Place, Airdrie
  • Fintry/Tinto/Sidlaw/Nevis/Pentland/Cheviot/Ettrick/Campsie/Etive/Striven/Killin, Shawhead
  • Dunbeth Court/Highcoats/Jackson Court, Coatbridge
  • Allershaw Tower and Birkshaw Tower and council managed low rise flats, Gowkthrapple
  • Allan/Coursington and Draffen Towers, Motherwell
  • Stephen Llewellyn, head of housing solutions with North Lanarkshire Council, said: “This is the start of our ambitious plans to transform the skyline of North Lanarkshire and to provide quality modern homes that meet the housing needs of our communities.

    “It’s vital that we hear the views from every resident and we will take on board their opinions, so I would urge every resident affected by these plans to have their say. This will have a major impact on you and your family so don’t miss the chance to shape this decision.

    “We will have officers hand delivering each pack and they will also return to collect completed questionnaires. People can also fill in the survey online and we will have a dedicated webpage with further information. In addition, we will be hosting open days at each location to provide further guidance for residents.”

    Information packs will be delivered from week commencing April 9. The online survey can be found here.

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