Green light for 350 new homes in North Lanarkshire
Advance Construction Scotland, a Bellshill-based company that specialises in large-scale groundworks and civil engineering, submitted plans for up to 350 much-needed houses and a new roundabout on the eastern approach to the town.
The major regeneration project will be built on an 80-acre site at Springhill Farm.
Advance Construction Scotland, which has been working closely with EMA Architects, also agreed to a planning obligation to support primary school capacity for the catchment area.
Lynsey Breen, director of strategic operations for Advance Construction Scotland, said: “We’re proud to partner with North Lanarkshire Council to help transform Shotts and get the area ready for hundreds of high-quality houses, which will contribute to the much-needed demand for new homes in the area.
“It’s an exciting regeneration project that will give Shotts the social and economic boost it deserves, allowing it to continue to grow in the future and serve communities for generations to come.”
Shotts councillor Tommy Cochrane welcomed the decision and added: “I’m absolutely delighted to see up to 350 new homes come to Shotts, which could bring an extra 1000 people to the town. The investment by Advance Construction Scotland provides a catalyst for the town to attract more retailers, which will create jobs and training for local people as well as providing a better shopping experience closer to home.”