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Transforming a derelict, ex-industrial site

Welcome to our proposals to develop around 490 new homes on the site of the old Clydesdale Steelworks, transforming the site which has become badly affected by fly tipping and anti-social behaviour into a modern, comfortable residential development.

After holding a full public consultation in April – May of 2022, Banks Property have been refining our designs as a result of the extensive feedback we received. We are now intending to submit a planning application later in 2023.


Why Clydesdale?

A suitable, sustainable location

  • There is a national and local shortage of housing. New housing sites are needed to provide homes for local families and to protect and enhance the vibrancy of towns and their facilities in the future
  • The site has been highlighted as a suitable location for new housing and will help to generate investment, jobs, as well as a place for communities to live, learn and grow
  • Close to existing local transport routes and amenities
  • Opportunity to create attractive housing development on a derelict steel works site

The Clydesdale site has been identified in North Lanarkshire Council’s housing land audit to deliver housing in the next five years. As part of its over arching policy principles, Scottish Planning Policy highlights the importance of the re-use or re-development of brownfield land before new development takes place on greenfield sites.

History of the site

Our Clydesdale site is an ex-industrial “brownfield” site, having been home to the Clydesdale steelworks which was active until the early 1990’s. Banks property acquired the site in 2003 with a long-term view to delivering a housing development. This led to an initial planning application being submitted, and granted, in 2007. Initial remediation works began in order to bring the ex-industrial land up to an acceptable standard for a housing development, however due to the financial crash in 2008, the works couldn’t be completed, and the site remained unviable for a number of years.

Today, we are working to bring forward a comprehensive planning application for a site which has been a magnet for issues such as fly tipping and anti-social behaviour. A planning application is due to be submitted in Spring 2023 and if successful, work will begin the following year.

Our proposal

Our proposals for the Clydesdale site are aligned with the principles of sustainable development and North Lanarkshire Council’s Ambition Statements. The site will deliver a modern, sustainable development with significant social, economic and environmental benefits. As a former industrial ‘brownfield’ site, the former Clydesdale steelworks present a unique set of challenges which we, as developers, have experience in overcoming. With a track record in remediating North Lanarkshire brownfield sites, we are confident that, together with Miller Homes, we can transform the former steelworks into an attractive residential neighbourhood.

Bringing social, environmental and economic benefits to Clydesdale

Banks has a 45 year track record of delivering social, economic and environmental benefits as part of our projects. Our Clydesdale proposals could deliver a host of benefits which will enhance the area for new and the existing communities.


Quality modern homes to meet local needs



Investment into the local economy


Jobs supported by the project

£ .6

Million additional total spend on school places & education facilities


Additional council tax receipts to North Lanarkshire Council


Additional spend on local sport & leisure facilities


Additional spend in youth and community facilities

Tree planting

New tree planting, drainage features and usable attractive amenity spaces

Surface water

Improving surface water management and water quality


Former industrial site will be remediated to the highest environmental standard


Contribution towards local road improvements


Development of a derelict site which is currently used for fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour

Green space

Creation of over 10 acres of safe informal green space

property line drawing

Clydesdale project timeline


Banks becomes involved with former steelworks site


First planning permission granted


Remediation work begins, but is stalled by the financial crash.


Community consultation and engagement on updated proposals

April/May 2022

Refining proposals based on feedback

Autumn/Winter 2022

Expected submission of full planning application

Autumn/Winter 2023

Our expertise

As an ex-industrial ‘brownfield site, the former Clydesdales Steelworks present a unique set of challenges. We have over 25 years’ experience delivering remediated brownfield sites across central belt Scotland and northern England. We have created high quality, sustainable communities and unlocked millions of pounds of investment throughout the regions we work in.

Previously remediated sites in North Lanarkshire include:

  • Gartliston Road, Gartsherrie (formerly known as the Castle Cement site)
  • Vesuvius Drive, Etna, Carfin
  • Argyll Wynd, Carfin
  • Hallside & Westburn Steelworks site at Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire

How you can get involved

We would love to hear from you directly if you have any queries or comments on our proposal.

If you have any feedback relating to this project, please get in touch via clydesdale@banksgroup.co.uk and one of our project team will be ready to respond.


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