Newmains housing

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,
(1) is there any plans for new social housing to be built in Newmains?
(2) if so , how many 3 bedroom properties will be allocated to the general waiting list?
(3) if not , what is the average waiting time on the general waiting list for a 3 bedroom property in Newmains with 100 housing points?
(4) can you list in order , the areas with the shortest average waiting times for 3 bedroom properties with 100 points in and around Wishaw and Newmains?

Yours faithfully,

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms Johnstone

Request for Information


I refer again to your e-mail dated 6 March 2022 seeking information under
the Freedom of Information legislation.


Having investigated, my response to your four questions is as follows:-


Question 1


While there are currently no proposed North Lanarkshire Council (NLC)
housing developments in the New Supply Programme for Newmains, one RSL new
build housing proposal has been included within the Strategic Housing
Investment Plan (SHIP) at Abernethyn Road, Newmains.  While the SHIP
proposal indicates 35 properties may be built, this is still in a
development phase and the number and types of property has not yet been
finalised and will be subject to the usual requirements to achieve
Planning Permission.


Full details of the NLC housing programme and SHIP can be found at:


Question 2


There are no current NLC proposals within the council New Supply Programme
for council housing. Should the Housing Association go ahead with their
proposals it will be for them to determine how the properties are


Question 3


The average waiting time is 325 days.


Question 4


Central Wishaw – 20 days

Shand Street – 32 days

Wishawhill  - 33 days

Pather – 150 days


Please note that our Allocation Policy is a needs based policy and as such
our waiting lists change on a daily basis as the needs of the applicants
change and applications are assessed and updated.


I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.


I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [2][email address]


Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -




I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.


Yours sincerely



Jacqueline Keachie

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Contact by email


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