Revised masterplan unveiled for Ravenscraig development

ONE of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, the Ravenscraig development in North Lanarkshire, has prepared a revised masterplan for its next phase of works.

Ravenscraig Ltd, a joint venture comprising Scottish Enterprise, Wilson Bowden Developments and Tata Steel, is to submit an updated plan for the development, which includes proposals for further housing, new primary schools, a new 17-acre park and town centre facilities including a convenience store.

Land reserved for commercial businesses and organisations offering employment opportunities is also included.

The plan will be submitted to North Lanarkshire Council in February 2018. Members of the public are invited to view the proposal at a series of drop in exhibitions prior to this.

The early phases of the 2017 revised masterplan include around 550 new homes between 2018 and 2021, a new primary school to be developed when there are 1,000 homes on site, which is expected to be within three to five years, a new convenience store site, space for offices and commercial businesses and over 17 acres of parkland.

Nick Davies, director at Ravenscraig Ltd commented on the masterplan, “We have on-going plans to redevelop the Ravenscraig site, one of the most important urban regeneration projects in Europe. Since development work began in 2006, we have welcomed New College Lanarkshire, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, the Ravenscliff pub and hotel, and hundreds of homes to the site.

“The revised Masterplan reflects the needs of the growing community, with a focus on high quality housing, a range of community and commercial facilities and substantial green space all of which will combine to deliver an enhanced quality of life for the local community.

“Employment opportunities play a central role in immediate development plans and conversations are underway with potential commercial occupants.”

The drop in sessions will take place on:

– Tuesday 21 November, 2.30pm until 8pm, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

– Wednesday 22 November, 3pm until 7.00pm, John McCormack Community Centre, Carfin

– Thursday 23 November, 3pm until 7.00pm, Jim Fowley Community Centre, Wishaw