North Lanarkshire councilor reveals local authority will submit bid to boost Ravenscraig cash


A North Lanarkshire councilor has revealed the local authority will submit bids for the UK government to level funds for projects in Ravenscraig.

The UK Leveling Up Fund will provide £4.8bn of capital investment across the UK over the next five years for local infrastructure projects, including £800m earmarked for Scotland, in Wales and Northern Ireland.

The purpose of the offering is to advance and promote development at Ravenscraig, building on existing and committed development and investment.

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It includes proposals for a community centre, houses and flats that will be part of the council’s new procurement program and potential commercial or business space and financial support for repair and rehabilitation works, infrastructure electricity and water and drainage.

Motherwell councilor Kenneth Duffy told Lanarkshire Live: “I am confident after meetings with council officers that North Lanarkshire will put in a strong bid.

“The Ravenscraig site is of great national significance and we are focused on creating a place with high quality housing, transport links, education and employment opportunities and a space to exercise, play and safely enjoy the outdoors.”

Kenneth Duffy, Councilor of Craigneuk

Last month we revealed that an application had been submitted for a number of new retail units at Ravenscraig.

The proposal, for applicant O’Brian Properties Ltd and agent Scott Graham, is for a shopping parade with eight units, drive-thru and electric vehicle charging centers on a site south of the Marston’s Inn development (Ravens Cliff) at the junction of New Craig Road and Prospecthill Road.

To the north of the site, the proposed Ravenscraig Retail Hub would also include 29 dual-charging EV parking spaces designed to accommodate the size range of new electric cars.

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