Action plan to support economic growth endorsed by North Lanarkshire Council

An action plan to support economic growth over the coming year has been approved by North Lanarkshire Council.

The Economic Regeneration Action Plan for 2022/23 sets out work to improve housing, town centres, commercial spaces, connectivity and road infrastructure throughout the local authority.

Councilor Allan Graham, head of the NLC’s Business and Growth Committee, said: “The action plan is a key document in council’s plans to boost the local economy, create jobs and provide better facilities. to our residents.

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“This includes millions of pounds of investment in projects in our towns and villages, in commercial and industrial sites, and in the transport infrastructure that connects communities, within and beyond North Lanarkshire.

“All of these projects are coordinated to make the most of our investment and to regenerate communities in a way that improves economic opportunity for all.”

The Economic Regeneration Delivery Plan was first released in 2019, with a Supporting Action Plan released annually.

To implement these plans, the council has earmarked £21.678 million from its current five-year general services investment programme.

Among the plan’s ambitious targets is the completion of 1,894 new social housing units as part of the Homes for the Future program plan to deliver 5,000 homes by 2035.

Other proposals include comprehensive action plans for three city centers, the implementation of redevelopment plans for priority vacant or derelict sites in city centers, and the development of business cases for five center projects. -city that will help secure investment from the Scottish Government.

The proposals, aided by Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, will complete a new transport interchange at Motherwell station, develop detailed designs for the East Airdrie Link Road and provide the first phase of transport facilities active between Motherwell station and Strathclyde Country Park.

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