Leaflet blitz boost for store and home plan

ROBERTSON Homes has distributed more than 8,500 leaflets in a bid to prove to North Lanarkshire Council there is public support for a planned care home and food store in New Stevenston.

The company wants to build the facilities as phase three of its £15 million Brannock Park development near Klondike Court, complementing more than 130 new homes and creating 190 jobs.

The proposals, for an 1,800 sq m food store and 60-bedroom care home, have already won support from Newarthill and Bellshill community councils as well as Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Michael McMahon, with no objections.

However, the council’s planning department recommended the application be refused and a site visit and hearing is set to take place next month.

All 8,619 homes in New Stevenston, Newarthill, Carfin and Holytown have received a leaflet which gives details of the project and includes a brief questionnaire.

A spokesman for Robertson Homes said: “We know residents, community councils and the local MSP support this application, but in preparation for the hearing we have sent out the flyer and want to encourage the recipients to fill out the short survey so we can update our information on people’s support of phase three.”

Full story in June 23 edition of Times & Speaker