This town centre site is 0.165 Ha in area. The site is next to a mix of retail and commercial properties and close to the A8011.
The Local Authority, North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) is the 4th largest local authority with a total population of 337,950. With a stock of 36,834 they are the largest local authority landlord in Scotland holding (at 24%) a higher proportion of social rented stock than in Scotland overall.
Cumbernauld has a population of 53,143 and a total of 23,152 homes. 18% (4,190) of these are social or affordable homes. At present there are 1,494 families on the emergency waiting list for homes in Cumbernauld alone with NLC planning to build 2,100 homes over the course of the next 10 years.
The proposed development involves refurbishing 59 small retail/commercial units into 59 flats each with an allocated car park space within the shopping centre car park and finished to the standards set out in the NLC Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).