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NLC Announce Plans For New Homes


03/11/16



North Lanarkshire Council has announced plans to boost the economy by £1 billion by bringing 11,000 new homes and 10,000 jobs to North Lanarkshire over the next 10 years.

The new Homes Delivery Plan also includes plans to spend £250 million on improvements to over 25,000 council homes over the next five years.


Councillor Jim Logue, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: “Our aim is to support the provision of good quality housing to help create strong and vibrant communities and provide jobs and economic growth in our area. Our plan will do just that.

“We’re the largest council landlord in Scotland and our ambition matches that position. Our plan details a series of commitments and confirms how we’ll achieve these.

“This council is already delivering on its pledges and is leading the way in building affordable, council housing.

“We’ve committed to building more than 2,000 council homes as part of our NL Homes project, the biggest council house building programme in Scotland in a generation. But, private housing is needed too; we’ll build, or facilitate the building of 11,000 new homes over the next 10 years, bringing £387m in economic benefit to North Lanarkshire alone.

“We’ll continue to plan, build on the success we’ve already achieved to secure a prosperous future for North Lanarkshire’s communities and improve the lives of our residents.”


The Homes Delivery Plan includes commitments to:

Identify a generous supply of land to meet the requirement for new homes;


Implement an Affordable Housing Policy in Cumbernauld housing market area to help deliver much needed additional affordable housing;


Working in partnership with other housing providers/housing associations to deliver at least 1,000 affordable new homes;


Helping bring more empty homes back into use, including through our Empty Homes Purchase Scheme, and Continuing to regenerate our town centres and identify opportunities to bring vacant properties back into use for residential accommodation.


Councillor Logue added: “Access to good quality, affordable housing is a major priority for this council. Our delivery plan will ensure a brighter future for North Lanarkshire and its residents by bringing new houses, jobs and economic benefits to the area.