Locals keen on proposed new link road

November 26, 2014 | Property News

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Proposals for a new link road in North Lanarkshire have been warmly welcomed by local residents.

As part of the plans submitted to create more than 1,000 new homes in Glenboig, a road was proposed providing direct access to the Gartcosh Business Park, the local railway station and the M73.

Residents from Glenboig and Gartcosh have backed the plans, believing the new route will ease traffic in the area, attract more visitors and provide a much needed financial boost to the region.

The 1,040 homes earmarked for the former mining village are part of a Community Growth Area identified by local planners and the Scottish Government.

Banks Property, submitted the overall development proposal to the local authority in August 2014 and have now followed this up by submitting the full details of the planned link road.

The Hamilton based firm has received over 60 letters of support from locals who believe the road will divert traffic away from the Gartcosh junctions and make it easier for people to access the key transport networks.

During the construction of the road, local businesses are also set to welcome a boost as they are seek to join Banks’ supply chain.  This will result in new jobs and investment in the area which are needed and very welcome.

One Glenboig resident who is supporting plans for the new link road to be built is Susan Lawless.

She said: “I registered my support for the development for many reasons as there are several community aspects that appeal to me.

“The new link road in particular will make a huge difference for local people, especially those commuting to work as they can get straight onto the motorway and won’t be hit by the current bottleneck.

“And the economic boost it would bring would make a big difference as there are not many jobs in the area. Banks seem to be keen to employ locally and are also talking about possible apprenticeship schemes for some of the young people in the area, which would be fantastic.”

Banks Property hosted an exhibition earlier this month to give local residents and business owners the opportunity to learn about its plans for the first phase of a development for more than 1,000 new homes in Glenboig.

Members of the Banks Property design team were on hand to discuss any queries regarding the first phase of the proposals, which are due to be submitted to North Lanarkshire Council early next year

53 locals from the community attended the event, with most expressing their support for the development, believing it could create a long lasting, positive legacy for the area.

Susan added: “There were plenty of Banks staff on hand to answer questions and they gave very clear responses with no jargon. I would encourage as many local residents as possible to come along when the next set of exhibitions are held in the future.”

In total the new link road will assist the delivery of 3000 properties created by a number of developers, delivering 2500 constructions jobs and an estimated £1 billion boost to the economy.

Colin Anderson, director at Banks Property, said: “We firmly believe in working with the communities that host our developments to help shape our proposals to ensure they are designed around their feedback and offers the best possible benefits to the local economy.

“One of the main concerns listed by local residents was the lack of direct access to the M73. The link road we have proposed will not only help locals commute, but welcome visitors at the same time.

“Another pertinent issue raised by many residents was the lack of investment in the area and we have committed to using local contractors and employing locally wherever possible.

“With our own headquarters in Hamilton and several projects in the area, this is very much our own back yard. We are passionate about making a difference in the area and hope that our plans are approved so we can make this a reality.”

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