One of North Lanarkshire Council's previously completed new build sites

Projects plan to create lots more housing

North Lanarkshire Council has approved additional projects to provide more, modern and affordable new homes in its next Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which has been submitted to the Scottish Government.

The preferred option of a new location for Monklands Hospital is at Gartcosh, which Labour say is not well served by public transport and too far distant from the main population centres.

Anger over possible new Monklands site

A motion guaranteeing that the new Monklands Hospital will be built in the district has been voted down, causing an angry response from proposer Richard Leonard, the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

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