RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on proposals for new cycling and walking routes through Ravenscraig. 

North Lanarkshire Council is asking for opinions as it plans to expand the active travel network and improve connections. 

Paths would include a South-North link to connect Craigneuk via  “The Castings” housing development off Meadowhead and an East-West link to join Craigneuk, via “The Castings” housing development to New College Lanarkshire Motherwell Campus.

It’s proposed the paths will have lighting, seating, landscaping with wildflower areas and woodland planting, fencing and CCTV where possible.

Jonathan Speed, Senior Project Manager at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “As the Ravenscraig site develops with new housing, business, retail, schools and leisure, we want the area to be accessible for everyone for walking, cycling and wheeling.

“These active travel routes will provide direct, off-road links from the south to the facilities within Ravenscraig, as well as connecting to a wider network of paths to Motherwell, Wishaw and Carfin.

“The project is an important part of the Ravenscraig masterplan, and we would like to hear from as many people as possible during our consultation to ensure the proposals meet the need of residents.”

An online consultation, including a short survey, will run from Monday, February 8 for two weeks. It is available at