01. Ravenscraig


Ravenscraig is one of the largest areas of vacant and derelict land in Europe.  National development status will give this project renewed impetus, within the lifetime of NPF3.  Redevelopment of this site for a range of uses will make a significant contribution to addressing concentrations of vacant and derelict land in Central Scotland.Amasterplanned approach provides an opportunity to build in low carbon and environmental infrastructure, including heat networks, zero carbon buildings, digital connectivity, sustainable drainage solutions and open space.  We expect the outcome to be a sustainable settlement for the 21st century, with a new town centre, jobs, facilities and homes, and sustainable transport connections.  This will deliver a high quality of life and access to opportunities for new residents and nearby communities alike.

Implementation Lead(s): North Lanarkshire Council; Wilson Bowden Developments

Locations: Former Ravenscraig steelworks and new transport and communication connections to it.

Further reading:
North Lanarkshire Council Ravenscraig
Outline Planning Consent
Site development
BRE Innovation Park Ravenscraig
New College Lanarkshire – Motherwell Campus
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

Environmental Mitigation: Integrate development proposals with central Scotland Green Network to achieve environmental enhancement.

National Planning Framework 3 Strategic Environmental Assessment (as updated)

Ongoing Activity and Milestones:
Residential development progressing, including social housing. Construction is being undertaken by Barratt/David Wilson Homes and Taylor Wimpey.

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2014 – September – A723 Carfin to Holytown railway bridge completed.

Ravencraig - railway bridge which completed in the first phase of the Dualling of A273 Holytown to Carfin

Railway bridge completed in first phase of the dualling of the A723, necessary to serve Ravenscraig.

2015 – February – Construction started on the pub/restaurant.

2015 – August – pub/ restaurant opened

2015 – September – Ravenscraig Ltd intend to review and update the approved Masterplan to reflect current market conditions to ensure that the proposals can be delivered to support the successful regeneration of the Ravenscraig site. As a result of the changing market conditions since the approval of the approved Masterplan, Ravenscraig Ltd have been unable to progress the town centre element of the development as they would have wished and intend to put the retail and town centre elements of the site on hold and redirect their focus towards developing a revised masterplan to support the continued regeneration in line with market demand. The Council will be working with Ravenscraig Ltd over the coming months in the course of the preparation of the revised proposals for the site.

2016 – September – Proposal of Application Notice received from Keepmoat in respect of residential development off Meadowhead Road within the south-eastern part of Ravenscraig. The planning application is expected to be submitted late February/early March 2017.

2016 – November – Community consultation event to establish the community’s key priorities, needs, and aspirations for the future development of Ravenscraig. The results of the community consultation will be presented to Ravenscraig Ltd and expected to demonstrably inform their revised masterplan proposals.

2016 – November – Planning permission given for the erection of a two storey lodge building to provide hotel accommodation associated with the adjacent pub/restaurant.

2017 – January – Ravenscraig Masterplan Review Community Vision approved by North Lanarkshire Council’s Planning & Transportation Committee. This report has been forwarded to Ravenscraig Ltd for consideration during their masterplan revision process.

2017 – January – Work begins on a feasibility study for the potential provision of a civic greenspace area within Ravenscraig.

2017 – March – Planning application submitted by Barratt David Wilson Trading Ltd for residential development of 97 units on land south of Prospecthill Road within the north-western part of Ravenscraig.

2017 – May – Planning application submitted by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland for residential development of 106 units on land west of Prospecthill Road within the north-western part of Ravenscraig.

2017 – June – Planning application submitted by Keepmoat Homes for residential development of 119 units on land at Meadowhead Road within the south-eastern part of Ravenscraig.

2017 – August – Planning Permission granted to Barratt David Wilson Trading Ltd for residential development of 97 units on land south of Prospecthill Road within the north-western part of Ravenscraig.

2017 – August – Construction begins on the lodge building adjacent to the pub/restaurant.

2018 – March – Planning application to revise the Masterplan anticipated for submission. Ongoing discussions with key stakeholders including Architecture & Design Scotland and Central Scotland Green Network Trust.

2030 – Development nearing completion

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