Consultation opens for Cumbernauld housing site
A public consultation on plans for a new housing area in Cumbernauld has been launched by North Lanarkshire Council.
The council is asking for views on proposals for land at Palacerigg, part of the South Cumbernauld Community Growth Area (CGA).
Information about the proposals and a survey are available online and two events will be held on 16 February and 30 March at the Muirfield Centre; full details are available here.
The consultation and events are being organised by consultants Barton Willmore, now Stantec, on the council’s behalf.
South Cumbernauld CGA includes two areas of land planned for housing, Palacerigg and Mid Forest, which will be developed in planned phases over a number of years. Planning permission in principle was granted for 600 homes on the Mid Forest site in August 2019, and the council is working with a developer on details for the first phase of 300 homes.
The Palacerigg site covers around 85 hectares and sits to the east of Lenziemill. The boundaries are Lenziemill Road to the north west and west, and the Luggie Water to the south.
To the east there are agricultural fields and tree belts, with Cumbernauld Model Flying Club and Palacerigg Country Park to the north east. The site is in close proximity to the country park and designs for the area will aim to encourage links between the housing area and the park.
Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, convener of the Housing Committee, said: “We want to make sure the CGA is developed appropriately, with high quality housing, good public and active transport links, greenspaces and access to social and educational facilities,”
“Now, as we move forward with plans for the Palacerigg land, we want to hear the views of residents and businesses to ensure the area meets the needs of the local community and is a safe, attractive place that people want to live.”
The consultation will be carried out in two stages. The first stage, from 8 February to 2 March, will gather initial feedback on proposals. Then the second stage, from 30 March to 13 April, will consider changes to the proposals from the initial feedback.