Plans approved to ‘significantly’ redevelop Wishaw neighbourhood

PLANS to ‘significantly’ redevelop the Wishaw neighbourhood of Gowkthrapple have been approved in principle by North Lanarkshire Council.

It will see the build of around 300 homes over four phases, as well as the creation of retail units, additional open space, and improved transport infrastructure in a bid to regenerate the community.

The local authority said around 100 of the properties would be new build council homes for rent. They would replace ‘ageing’ flats within the area earmarked for demolition, as part of the council’s re-provisioning programme.

Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey said, “Providing new, modern, energy efficient homes for Gowkthrapple, is just one aspect of the area’s masterplan, which was designed in consultation with the local community. I’m delighted that planning, in principle, has been recommended for this site and we will continue to progress the various elements of the plan to transform the area.

“We’re already making significant progress with our investment and developments across North Lanarkshire, supporting economic growth, regenerating communities and improving the lives of our tenants and residents.”