Sod cutting marks construction of North Lanarkshire council homes in Cumbernauld
A sod cutting event took place to mark the construction of 30 North Lanarkshire council homes in Cardowan Drive, Blackwood, Cumbernauld.
The £3.2 million development is being delivered by partnership housing developer Lovell, and comprises two-bedroom cottage flats and two-, three-, and four-bedroom semi-detached homes.
The latest phase of the North Lanarkshire Homes programme adds to the council’s growing stock of houses and marks another step to meeting its plans to build more than 2,000 new homes – one of the biggest council house building programmes in Scotland in a generation.
The sod cutting was attended by housing convener, Councillor Barry McCulloch, local member, Councillor Bob Chadha and representatives from the council’s housing service and developers, Lovell.
Councillor McCulloch said: “NL Homes supports our vision to provide affordable, good quality homes within safe and sustainable communities for the people of North Lanarkshire.
“I am very proud that we have been able to commit investment in new and improved housing while managing to keep rents well below the Scottish local authority average.
“I look forward to seeing more sites taking shape and becoming part of local communities. I'm confident we’ll continue to deliver on our pledge to build more modern affordable homes for North Lanarkshire’s residents.”
All of the homes achieve at least a ‘good’ eco rating and meet Housing for Varying Needs specification, as well as being ‘Secured by Design’ accredited.
Lovell acting regional director Adam Forrest said: “We are proud to be working with North Lanarkshire to create these much-needed homes for local people through the council’s major new-build programme. Lovell possesses considerable expertise in the successful delivery of well-designed, modern and energy-efficient housing, built to a high standard.”
A contribution is received from the Scottish Government towards the development costs at each site.