Co-opto work with Council
A local housing co-operative have ended their dispute with South Lanarkshire Council.
Earlier this year West Whitlawburn Housing CoOperative walked out on ongoing discussions for a neighbourhood plan for Whitlawburn and Springhall, due to feeling that BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups were not being properly involved in the consultation.
However the Co-op has rejoined the talks.
Paul Farrell, director of WWHC said: “Following discussions we are now comfortable to re-engage with the neighbourhood planning process. South Lanarkshire Council has given us positive
assurances in relation to WWHC/WCRC inclusion, a revised communications plan to include BAME households and a revised method of consultation.”
Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, Paul Manning, said: “We will, of course, be pleased to work with West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative, and others, as we work towards a 10-year community-led plan.”