Major plans to build thousands of new homes in village

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Up to 3,000 new homes and facilities could be built in Gartcosh and Glenboig and residents are being asked for their views.

North Lanarkshire Council is asking for comments on a Draft Strategic Development Framework document for the Gartcosh Glenboig Community Growth Area (CGA).

The council estimates up to 3,000 new homes and supporting facilities could be created in the long term, with initial phases of development taking place up to 2025.

Councillor James Coyle, convener of the planning and transportation committee, said: “We want to make sure any plans can deliver successful, sustainable new communities with different types of housing as well as the necessary transport, education, retail and leisure facilities.”

The consultation runs until January 10. Drop-in events are being held in Gartcosh Community Hall on Wednesday, December 4, 9.30am-12.30pm; Friday, December 6, 6pm-8pm, and Saturday, December 7, 11am-4pm.

Copies of the Draft Strategic Development Framework and consultation forms are available in Chryston and Coatbridge libraries, as well as on the council’s web site at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/gartcoshglenboigcga or www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/sdfconsultation.

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