Views sought on North Lanarkshire Local Development Plan

North Lanarkshire Council has launched a consultation on the region’s proposed Local Development Plan.

The plan includes profiles for each area of North Lanarkshire with information on each, the proposed sites for development and any regeneration sites or transport projects.

Councillor Harry Curran, convener of the council’s planning committee, said: “The Local Development Plan will be a key document for the future of North Lanarkshire because it sets out our policy for determining all future planning applications and identifies how areas of land should be used, for example for housing, employment or green space.

“So it is important that we get this right, and we’re listening to the views of the people who live and work here, the businesses located here and developers interested in creating new homes and facilities. The plan must help us create safe, sustainable communities, protect our historic sites and green spaces, and deliver spaces for future economic growth.

“We are ambitious for this area and we want to make North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. So I would encourage people to look at the plan and give us their feedback.”

Consultation on the plans, which can be accessed online, is open until April 5.

Following consultation, the plan will be submitted to the Scottish Government for examination.