In 2017, we announced a major change in our housing policy in consultation with the residents of North Lanarkshire, with plans agreed to demolish a number of towers and low rise blocks and replace them with modern homes fit for the future. This forms part of our Plan for North Lanarkshire, which includes providing 5000 new affordable homes for rent by 2035.
Through our consultation in May 2018 we identified the first phase of this plan with 15 high-rise tower blocks and 34 low-rise blocks identified to be demolished within the next three to five years.
All tenants whose homes are in the first phase for demolition have been contacted by their local area housing office and housing options interviews have been arranged. During each interview, one of our housing advisers will help to identify the tenant’s individual housing needs and offer suitable housing options based on their circumstances and in line with the general allocations policy.