Updated Plans For Former Clydesdale Steel Works Site Regeneration Going On Show

June 25, 2010 | Property News

Updated plans for the residential regeneration of the former Clydesdale steel works in the New Stevenston area of Bellshill are set to go on show.

Lanarkshire-based property developer Banks Developments is hosting a public exhibition of the new plans for the Clydesdale Village scheme at the New Stevenston Library on the town’s Coronation Road between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 1 July and Thursday 8 July.

Planning permission for the regeneration of the site was originally given by North Lanarkshire Council in June 2007, but work on the scheme had to stop in the following year when house builder Manorlane went into administration.

After completing the initial remediation of the 62-acre site, Banks is now putting forward a new development proposal which encompasses the construction of around 500 homes of all types, as well as substantial public open spaces and designated well-equipped play areas where families can enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

The proposal also includes the partial removal and relocation of the area known as Ash Hill, to provide a new landscape feature on the south side of the site which will also act as a noise mitigation feature to help to reduce noise levels experienced in the area.

According to Colin Anderson, managing director of Banks Property Development, the enthusiasm of members of the existing local community has helped encourage Banks to get the regeneration plans moving again.

He says: “We’ve had a great deal of feedback from local people wanting to see this site regenerated into a thriving new community as quickly as possible, and we believe the proposals we’re now putting forward will live up to their aspirations.
“We know that there is a real need to provide more homes for an expanding population in this area, and despite recent difficult conditions in the housing market, this is still a very marketable site in an excellent location.

“The plans we’re putting forward express our confidence in both future demand and competition for properties on this site, and we’re expecting a lot of interest in and feedback on them at the forthcoming exhibition.”

The planning application is expected to be finalised and submitted to North Lanarkshire Council by the autumn, and if the go-ahead is given, site operations could recommence next year.

Anyone wanting more information on the development plans, but who is unable to attend the exhibition can contact Colin Anderson at The Banks Group on 0191 378 6100 or via enquiries@banksgroup.co.uk

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