Council pledegs to spend millions on housing projects

North Lanarkshire Council is to invest £250million in housing over the next five years after an agreement was reached by the full council.

The cash will help expand house building projects and enhance the empty homes purchase scheme - allowing empty properties to be brought back into use.

Councillor Sam Love, Convener of Housing and Social Work Services said: “Our housing budget supports our vision to provide affordable, good quality homes within safe and sustainable communities for the people of North Lanarkshire.

“In allocating money to fund service improvements we’ve consistently listened and acted on the views of our tenants. Through consultation, tenants have told us they want homes improved and new council homes.”