Latest development approved

Planning permission has been granted for more than 500 new houses on the outskirts of Airdrie

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The council's Planning Committee approved the proposals for up to 523 houses along with a new central hub to meet local needs for retail, commercial, and community use.

New footpaths, cycleways and bus stops will also be created along with a new access road.

"Across North Lanarkshire, there is a growing demand for new homes with the number of households predicted to raise by around a tenth (14,000) by 2041," said Council Leader Jim Logue.

"Our Local Development Plan, which is being finalised, identifies sufficient land for more than 21,000 new homes and, as Scotland's largest local authority landlord, we are committed to delivering 5,000 new affordable council homes by 2035.

"This is just the latest in a series of major new developments in North Lanarkshire - in October we granted planning permission for more than 1300 new homes in Motherwell and Muirhead.

"And in Carnbroe work is well underway on the first phase of a new 500 house development.

"These multi-million pound investments in our area underline our ambition for North Lanarkshire to become the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit."

The 36 hectare site for the new development is located off the A73 Stirling Road, Airdrie to the east of the settlement of Stand and stretches between the roundabouts with Greengairs Road to the north and Raebog Road to the south.

Most of the existing woodlands will be retained and enhanced enabling creation of five clearly distinct neighbourhood residential areas.

A Habitat Management Area covering an area of 8.6 hectares will be formed on land to the south of the site.

North Lanarkshire Council, as part of the City Deal project, is also at an early stage of investigating the potential route of the Pan-Lan Orbital link which is likely to be located nearby the site and potentially tie in to the energy from waste access road.

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