Plans launched for build of 490 homes in Bellshill

L-R Andy Liddell, development director at Banks Property Development; Louise Caldwell sales director, Scotland West; and Paul Macari land director Scotland West at Mill.

BANKS Property Developments and Miller Homes are planning a joint planning application to deliver 490 new homes in Bellshill.

The derelict 16-hectare site had originally been earmarked by Banks for the build of 800 homes in 2004, but plans were halted by the 2008 financial crisis.

The new plans will look to ‘transform’ the site, whilst also creating new jobs and ‘significant’ investment in the area alongside the new homes. The firms will launch an online consultation on April 18, with plans set to take into consideration local views and be ‘further refined’.

If plans are approved, Banks Property Developments said it will begin the process of improving the site to prepare it for development. At present, it is anticipated that the construction of the new homes could start on site in the first half of 2023.

Andy Liddell, development director at Banks Property Development, said, “After years of hard and detailed work, we are delighted to be submitting an application for appropriate and high-quality homes that will see £100m invested in Bellshill.

“This project will regenerate an unsightly, derelict former industrial site into a new and vibrant community, where people want to live, that will generate tangible and lasting benefits to the local area for years to come.

“Demand for quality new homes in the area is high and if approved this new development will help to meet it.

“I welcome the opportunity to work with local people and look forward to hearing their feedback based on their local knowledge to help us ensure these plans deliver the maximum social, economic and environmental benefits for the local area.”

Paul Macari, land director at Miller Homes, added, “As a business we have invested heavily in North Lanarkshire, our involvement has included local developments such as the extremely popular Green Park Gardens, as well as the regeneration of Fullwood, located opposite the Clydeworks site.

 “We are very much committed to the area and delivering these new homes will not just help ease some of the housing pressure in the area, but also support over 1,700 new jobs.”