North Lanarkshire Council

The Margaret Taylor Interview: North Lanarkshire rises to housing challenges

As Scotland’s largest local authority landlord, North Lanarkshire Council has responsibility for 36,500 households, almost a third of which were forced to shield the moment the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many of the affected tenants already had support systems in place, but as 6,500 did not the council had to step in to ensure its residents have not only remained safe and well during lockdown, but have had access to food and medicines too. For Stephen Llewellyn, head of housing solutions at the local authority, it has been a mammoth task to oversee.

Published 18 June 2020

North Lanarkshire Council helps people facing rent arrears during COVID-19

Funding put in place by North Lanarkshire Council to assist people facing rent arrears during the coronavirus outbreak has helped more than 1,000 council tenants.

Published 17 June 2020

New housing projects announced by North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council has added further sites for new build homes, awarded new contracts to take forward more developments and outlined housing plans for villages and town centres as it drives forward its plans to deliver 5,000 new council homes across the region.

Published 10 June 2020

North Lanarkshire launches rent relief help for council tenants

A special fund to help council tenants worried about rent arrears during the coronavirus crisis has been put in place by North Lanarkshire Council. 

Published 2 June 2020

North Lanarkshire Council expands housing buy back scheme

An additional 143 properties have been turned into homes for families to rent in the last twelve months as North Lanarkshire Council continues to expand its open market purchase scheme. 

Published 28 May 2020

North Lanarkshire continues tower demolition planning

Plans to identify and improve future housing options for people living in high-rise homes in North Lanarkshire are continuing during the current pandemic as the council pushed on with high-rise demolition plans.

Published 22 May 2020

North Lanarkshire Council launches new tenant participation strategy

North Lanarkshire Council has launched its new tenant participation strategy which sets out how the council will work with tenants and residents to develop and improve opportunities for involvement in shaping housing services.

Published 24 March 2020

North Lanarkshire Council marks latest sod cutting at Wishaw housing development

Another new council housing development is taking shape as North Lanarkshire Council marks its latest sod cutting at Dimsdale Road, Wishaw.

Published 17 March 2020

North Lanarkshire Council establishes Universal Credit Assistance Fund

North Lanarkshire Council has established a Universal Credit Assistance Fund to help tenants who find themselves falling into rent arrears due to built-in waiting times for Universal Credit payments to be processed and paid.

Published 4 March 2020

North Lanarkshire Council delivers new homes at Keepmoat development

Successful partnership working between UK homebuilder Keepmoat Homes and North Lanarkshire Council is delivering affordable homes for rent to almost a dozen families in the Clyde Valley.

Published 3 March 2020

North Lanarkshire Council hails success of purchase scheme

To deliver more homes for rent, North Lanarkshire Council’s open market purchase scheme is on course to deliver 140 homes this year.

Published 27 February 2020

North Lanarkshire Council sets 'difficult' 2020/21 budget

North Lanarkshire Council has set its budget for 2020/21 amid a £31 million spending reduction.

Published 25 February 2020

Video: A history of council housing in North Lanarkshire

A short video has been launched to mark a century of council housing in North Lanarkshire.

Published 24 February 2020

ENGIE and North Lanarkshire Council to host zero carbon transition events

Energy and services group ENGIE has partnered with North Lanarkshire Council to host a series of zero carbon transition events ahead of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) event in Glasgow in November.

Published 31 January 2020

North Lanarkshire Council to demolish trio of high-rise flats in housing regeneration plan

A trio of high-rise flats will be demolished in Airdrie to make way for new housing, signalling the first major step in North Lanarkshire Council’s ambitious regeneration plans.

Published 27 January 2020