Lanarkshire receives regeneration boost

The region’s county council has approved the proposals which will see swathes of previously derelict or vacant land revitalised.

Anyone looking at new homes in the area might be interested to read that a regeneration committee has already rubber-stamped the plans, which will build on almost £3 million of investment implemented within the last year, the BBC reports.

Councillor Tom Maginnis, the council’s regeneration committee convener, remarked: "Lanarkshire’s reputation as a top business location is growing and projects like these will go some way in ensuring that our local economies reap the benefits from new investment."

Over the weekend the Independent reported on a visit by the Princess Royal to Cumbernauld, a town in the region, where she marked the opening of a new £40 million shopping centre intended to breathe new life into the area.