Pathfinder Scheme delivers new homes

Driving forward our ambitious housing plans


We've purchased over 100 'off the shelf' new build homes directly from house builders as part of our Development Pathfinder scheme benefiting North Lanarkshire's economy, communities and tenants.

By introducing this cost effective approach to providing new affordable homes we're driving forward our ambitious plans to deliver 5,000 new build homes by 2035.

Due to the initial success of this scheme, we're calling on more developers, who share our vision of supporting and improving North Lanarkshire's communities, to contact us and be part of our exciting future plans for area.

All new homes in North Lanarkshire are built to the council's high standards, meeting required accessibility and sustainability requirements. We're currently looking for proposals for four towns: Motherwell (including Ravenscraig), Bellshill, Airdrie and Coatbridge. Other suitable locations may be considered on a site by site basis.

Our scheme is also supporting our economy, the construction industry and securing local jobs; and this is vital as we emerge from the COVID 19 lockdown situation. 

"Our experience of working with developers has been really positive", explained Tony Mallaghan, Housing Development Manager. "We're keen to build on this and are encouraging more house builders to be part of our new build plans. Development Pathfinder will continue to be in addition to our traditional design and build method and supplements our future plans for affordable new homes.

"From the outset we discuss our specification with the developer. And all of the 'off the shelf' purchases continue to be built to the high standards set by us, including meeting required accessibility and sustainability standards.

"Improving the lives of our tenants and regenerating our local communities and town centres are the drivers behind our long term ambition. It's an exciting time for the area and we're committed to delivering our vision of changing the face of communities and town centres and meeting the needs and aspirations of our tenants and residents."

Stuart Dodson, Development Director, Barratt West Scotland, added: "We're delighted to have delivered ten affordable homes to North Lanarkshire Council at our Ravenscraig development.

"This was our third phase of affordable units delivered in partnership with the council and I am proud to report that the project was delivered on time, resulting in quality, affordable homes for the local community. We will continue to partner with North Lanarkshire Council to deliver much needed affordable housing all across North Lanarkshire."

We've already contacted developers outlining our plans under the Pathfinder Scheme to raise awareness of our approach to delivering new homes. All proposals received will be assessed in an equal, fair and transparent manner to ensure suggested sites meet the demands of the council.

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