Ravenscraig has a bright future – and the time is now for businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunity on offer.
A revised masterplan, with sustainability and inclusive growth at its heart, was recently submitted to North Lanarkshire Council with the aim of attracting significant investment into the area.
The planning application outlines proposals for high quality housing, two primary schools, a park and a range of other community and commercial facilities, including retail and industrial. It reflects the needs of the modern community, with a focus on high quality housing for all, transport links, employment opportunities and space to exercise, play and enjoy the outdoors.
A series of community drop-in exhibitions were held by Ravenscraig Ltd, where members of the public were able to view and comment on the plans. This followed previous consultations hosted by North Lanarkshire Council in 2016, with community feedback helping to shape the masterplan.
The planning submission followed North Lanarkshire Council’s announcement of a £190m roads programme which will boost Ravenscraig’s regeneration. Part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal, it represents the biggest single roads and infrastructure investment in North Lanarkshire’s history, with construction work due to begin soon.