North Lanarkshire Council has unveiled an ambitious new Homes Delivery Plan, which aims to boost the economy by £1 billion, delivery 11,000 new homes and secure 10,000 jobs over the next 10 years.
The council is also planning a record spend of £250 million to carry out improvements to over 25,000 council homes over the next five years.
Councillor Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said, “Our aim is to support the provision of good quality housing to help create strong and vibrant communities and provide jobs and economic growth in our area.
“We’re the largest council landlord in Scotland and our ambition matches that position. This council is already delivering on its pledges and is leading the way in building affordable, council housing.
“We’ve committed to building more than 2,000 council homes as part of our NL Homes project, the biggest council house building programme in Scotland in a generation. But, private housing is needed too; we’ll build, or facilitate the building of 11,000 new homes over the next 10 years, bringing £387 million in economic benefit to North Lanarkshire alone.
“We’ll continue to plan, build on the success we’ve already achieved to secure a prosperous future for North Lanarkshire’s communities and improve the lives of our residents.”