Section 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 imposes an obligation on local authorities to establish and maintain a Register of Property which is held by the authority as part of the Common Good.
Only property held by former burghs can be considered part of the Common Good. The five former burghs in North Lanarkshire are:
Land acquired by one of the five burghs on or before 15 May 1975 could be considered part of the common good fund if they meet certain criteria (although this list is not exhaustive):
- the title deeds specify that the area of land or building is to be held or gifted to the community
- the land has been used by the general public for a public use a number of years
- the land, building or artefacts was gifted to the community, usually for a specific purpose
As there is no clear definition of common good within the act, it can be difficult to determine whether or not a building, area of land or artefact comes under the umbrella of common good.
Establishing what property is common good can only be determined by researching the facts and circumstances of its acquisition and its subsequent use.
Please note - for artefacts rather than buildings and/or land, as there are no title deeds, it may be very difficult to give a definite answer. Any additional items which are identified as common good will be added to the register, and any items which are deemed after investigation not to form part of the common good will be removed.
We therefore reserve the right to amend the register at any time.
|Former burgh||Name of property||Description of property||Location of property and approximate size (if known)|
|Airdrie||Brownsburn Community Park||Community Park and Local Nature Reserve||Brownsburn Road adjacent to Brownsburn Industrial Estate, Airdrie|
|Airdrie||Centenary Park||Public park and recreation ground comprising play area||Between Alexander Street and Centenary Avenue, Airdrie - 4.94 acres|
|Airdrie||Central Park||Public park and recreation ground with playground and bowling green||Between Bore Road, Kirkness Street and Henderson Street|
|Airdrie||Craigneuk Park||Public park and recreation ground including football pitches and pavillion||Between Carlisle Road and Craigneuk Avenue - 2.98 acres|
|Airdrie||Gartlea Park||Public park and recreation ground comprising play area and multi sports facility||Between Livingston Place and Gartleahill, Airdrie -|
|Airdrie||Katherine Park||Public park and recreationg ground comprising playground and bowling green||Between Forrest Street and Towers Road, Airdrie|
|Airdrie||Kenilburn Park||Public park and recreation ground||At Kenilburn Avenue, Airdrie|
|Airdrie||Mavisbank Park||Public park and recreation ground||Between Wester Mavisbank Avenue and Mavisbank Street, Airdrie|
|Airdrie||Rawyards Park||Public park and recreation ground comprising play area and skate park||Next to Airdrie Leisure Centre adjacent to Motherwell Street, Aidrie|
|Airdrie||West End Park||Public park and recreation ground||Between Alexander Street and Kennedy Drive, Airdrie - 3.95 acres|
|Airdrie||Wheatholm Park||Public park and receation ground||Between Wheatholm Street and Aitken Street, Aidrie|
|Coatbridge||Dunbeth Park||Public park comprising football pitches, playground and bowling green||Between Park Street and Kildonan Street, Coatbridge|
|Coatbridge||Drumpellier Park||Country park comprising Visitor Centre, cafe, wildlife displays and adventure playground||Between Gartcosh Road and Townhead Road - 500 acres|
|Coatbridge||Rosehall Park||Public park and recreation ground||Former Rosehall High School site at Palacecraig Street, Coatbridge|
|Coatbridge||Scarhill Street Play Area||Children's play area||Between Scarhill Street and Mossneuk Street, Kirkshaws, Coatbridge|
|Coatbridge||West End Park||Public park comprising playground, skating area, bowling green and recreation ground||Between Bank Street, Blair Road and King Street, Coatbridge - 22.24 acres|
|Coatbridge||Kildonan Street Municipal Building||Council Building currently used for Learning and Leisure Services||Kildonan Street, Coatbridge ML5 3BT|
|Kilsyth||Burngreen||Public park and recreation ground including Band Stand||Between Burngreen and Duntreath Terrace|
|Kilsyth||Dumbreck Marsh||Marsh Local Nature Reserve||Between Gavell Road and South Dumbreck Road, Kilsyth|
|Motherwell||Dalzell Estate||Country park and recreation ground||At the end of Dalzell Drive, Motherwell - 83.6 acres|
|Motherwell||Duchess of Hamilton Park||Public park comprising playing fields, playground and skating area||Between Airbles Road and Avon Street, Motherwell - 17.52 acres|
|Motherwell||Ladywell Park||Public park and recreation ground||Between Ladywell Road, Bute Avenue and The Loaning, Motherwell - 13.92 acres|
|Motherwell||Shields Glen Park||Public park and recreation ground||At Muirhouse Avenue, Muirhouse, Motherwell - 11.6 acres|
|Wishaw||Belhaven Park||Public park comprising football pitches, playground and skating area||Between Dryburgh Road, Glenpark Street and Glen Road, Wishaw - 11.12 acres|
|Wishaw||Greenhead Moss||Community Park and Local Nature Reserve||Between Greenhead Road, Cambusnethan Street and Stewarton Street, Wishaw - 247 acres|
|Wishaw||Stewarton Street Park||Public park and recreation ground||Between Stewarton Street, Greenhead Road and Creamery Road, Wishaw - 31 acres|
|Wishaw||Memorial Park||Public park and recreation ground||Between Cambusnethan Street and East Gate, Cambusnethan, Wishaw|