More new homes for Ravenscraig

An example of one of the types of houses that Taylor Wimpey intends to create at 'Raven's Cliff'.
An example of one of the types of houses that Taylor Wimpey intends to create at 'Raven's Cliff'.

The regeneration of Ravenscraig continues as one of the UK’s largest housebuilders is set to create 97 new homes on the site.

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland is to build a range of new two and three bedroom terraced and semi detached homes, four bedroom townhouses and three and four bedroom detached family homes at the 9.54 acre Raven’s Cliff development.

North Lanarkshire Council has granted planning permission for the housing development, and this follows the news that Marston’s was also given the go-ahead for a £3 million bar-restaurant.

The deal between Ravenscraig Ltd, made up of Wilson Bowden Developments, Tata Steel and Scottish Enterprise, and Taylor Wimpey marks the start of the £600 million second phase of the Ravenscraig redevelopment.

Wilson Bowden managing director Nick Richardson said: “It is extremely encouraging to see major developers such as Taylor Wimpey realising the potential of this nationally important regeneration project.

“The first phase of the redevelopment of Ravenscraig has already seen 850 houses, the new Motherwell College and state-of-the-art sports facility delivered and this investment by Taylor Wimpey is a further illustration of the evolution of Ravenscraig.”

Willie Burns, managing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “Taylor Wimpey is delighted to confirm that full planning permission has been received for land at Ravenscraig.

“This is a great step forward for the overall redevelopment of Ravenscraig, and our commitment to deliver new homes here.

“Ravenscraig will become a flagship development with community facilities delivered alongside new homes.

“We’re keen to make a positive contribution to the existing local community as our development progresses.”