New council houses to be built at Chapelhall

New council houses are to be built at Gibb Street in Chapelhall as part of the local authority’s plans to create 5000 new homes by 2035.

A total of 40 units are proposed for the Chapelhall site, with discussion also to take place over replacement of the nearby play area.

Their inclusion in the new-build scheme was approved under delegated powers at the recent virtual meeting to consider North Lanarkshire’s housing committee papers.

Council officials say the ongoing housing work is “helping to support North Lanarkshire’s economic recovery and sustain jobs as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown”.

Acting housing convener Councillor Pat O’Rourke said: “Due to the pandemic, construction work has come to a halt; however, we’ve continued to work behind the scenes to push forward our ambitious housing programme, and this means we’re ready to support the construction industry as soon as it’s safe to be up and running again.

The authority’s housebuilding plans were welcomed by Airdrie parliamentarians Alex Neil MSP and Neil Gray MP.

Mr Neil said: “I’m delighted that the council has committed to building more social housing for local people.

“I am also pleased that the Scottish Government is continuing to support North Lanarkshire Council with its plans to build modern social housing, ensuring everyone has access to an affordable place to call home.”

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