Land supply

What information do we collect to inform our plans and policies?

We are required to monitor the use of developable land across North Lanarkshire and we undertake regular surveys of the area to do this. This is known as "Monitoring".

Most surveys are undertaken annually and focus on a number of key land-uses to ensure that there is sufficient land available to meet our needs.

The surveys allow us to identify trends in the development of land and ensure that our plans and policies reflect the most up-to-date land supply position.

The information collected also allows us to assess whether there is an appropriate range of opportunities for new development within North Lanarkshire.

Our main surveys are:

Land supply for housing

We are required by the Scottish Government to ensure that an effective land supply is available to meet the identified housing land requirements. This is known as the housing land audit.

We maintain a register of available industrial and business land in our area.

Vacant and derelict land survey

We are required by the Scottish Government to maintain a register of Vacant and Derelict Land as part of the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey.

To help support our focus on town centre regeneration, we undertake and maintain a comprehensive Retail Outlets Survey. This identifies occupancy and uses in our town centres, local centres, and stand alone shops. The information is used to inform town centre health checks and town centre frameworks.

Open space strategy and survey

This provides the context for activities and programmes that positively change the open spaces in our area.

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