Community benefits

East Airdrie will take the form of mixed-use neighbourhoods, connected via a network of green corridors that will link the various communities within and around the site. The development will provide a number of compelling benefits for the local area. 

East Airdrie will support 2,395 jobs on site, with many wider job opportunities created in the surrounding area.

Deliver much needed high quality homes reflecting local house types

The site will meet the housing needs of Airdrie without competing or detracting from the town: the site is designed to complement Airdrie by providing a greater population that can support services and retail but can also provide green infrastructure and employment for local people, as well as more housing choice.

Regenerate former industrial land to provide new business opportunities

Our emerging plan will amplify the connectivity, social and economic benefits delivered by the new link road through new business parks with commercial uses provided in a well landscaped environment. We want East Airdrie to be an attractive place to live and do business in. Mixed use centres will provide a focus to both residential and commercial life.

Deliver a new primary school

East Airdrie will be large enough to support a new primary school to expand education provision in the local area.

This will provide more choice for parents and will provide accessible links to schooling close to communities to promote cycling and walking.

Prioritise sustainability and environmental benefits

The Masterplan will be low carbon in its framing. In addition to promoting opportunities for sustainable travel and mixed use living, we are examining opportunities for district heating driven by sustainable fuels. Opportunities to create new woodland and forest are also being explored.

Recreation and active leisure

East Airdrie will provide over 75 hectares of public greenspace for relaxation, play or exercise. The Masterplan includes opportunities for active sport or for quiet walks through formal parks or wilder areas.

Keeping everyone warm with low or zero carbon

The Masterplan is looking at several options for heat and power: decentralised energy such as solar panels on houses and businesses, district energy centres powered by air source heat pumps as well as energy generation from solar and wind farms or a link to the nearby FCC Energy from Waste recycling centre. This will help protect residents and businesses from rising energy costs.