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May 11 2018

Airdrie, Coatbridge & Cumbernauld town centre vision outlined
North Lanarkshire Council has detailed its vision for the future of the primary urban centres under its jurisdiction by setting out a £32.75m investment plan for the coming five years.

Airdrie, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld will benefit from the first phase of this plan, which dovetails with a separate pledge to build 5,000 new homes by 2035 to replace doomed tower block accommodation across the authority area.

According to the council over 80% of tenants in flats earmarked for demolition support the plan, which will see the council target vacant and derelict sites to accommodate new build housing. In addition surplus retail units will also be targeted for conversion for use by business start-ups.

Councillor Allan Graham, convener of the enterprise and housing committee, said: "The way we all live has changed in recent years, with a huge increase in on-line shopping and use of digital services. Our social lives are also focussed around 'experiences' so we need to provide facilities and amenities for people, alongside the new housing in town centres.

 “By locating modern housing beside community and leisure facilities, shops and services, all connected to ultrafast broadband, we will create town centres that people want to live, work and socialise in."

Under the plans surplus shops, offices and housing will be replaced by new mixed-use developments including a new transport hub around Motherwell train station.
Wi-fi benches pop-up cafes and outdoor gym's could sprout across North Lanarkshire
Wi-fi benches pop-up cafes and outdoor gym's could sprout across North Lanarkshire
Wishaw, Shotts, Kilsyth & Bellshill will follow in a second phase of attention
Wishaw, Shotts, Kilsyth & Bellshill will follow in a second phase of attention

5 Comments

Captain Steven Hiller
#1 Posted by Captain Steven Hiller on 11 May 2018 at 13:18 PM
Its the invasion of the floating words! I really think this time they may have flown 90 billion light years to come down here and start a fight. Oh god, they're getting us with their black lasers!
The Revolution Starts Here
#2 Posted by The Revolution Starts Here on 11 May 2018 at 15:24 PM
Im going to use wifi in the outdoor gym, Socialise at the Bike Store, and Play at the Car Charging Points, and what you gonna do about it, eh!?

Also, pretty sure human social life has always, fundamentally and inextricably been based around "experiences". That being said I really do see how sitting on orange things will definitely improve my relationship with the social Other.
Oh mein Gott
#3 Posted by Oh mein Gott on 11 May 2018 at 15:36 PM
I'm speechless. In the centre of Buckie Triangle not a single Buckie dispenser? Shame on you designers.
The Revolution Starts Here
#4 Posted by The Revolution Starts Here on 11 May 2018 at 16:41 PM
That drone above the Social Hub is there to stop buckie use. It has Vivino installed and you get zapped if it sees any. You should be safe with a New World Cab Sav...
E=mc2
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 12 May 2018 at 01:09 AM
Vision. NLC.
Hahahahahahahahahaha

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