Major plans to 'radically transform' a town near Glasgow have taken the next step.

Public consultations have opened regarding plans to repurpose Hamilton town centre and build residential properties and new retail spaces.

The online consultation will run for six weeks and South Lanarkshire Council staff will also be stationed at various spots in the area over the next few weeks to answer people's questions about the project. 

Glasgow Times:

Staff will be based at the former Quiz Unit in the Regent Shopping Centre from Tuesday, March 19 to Saturday, March 23, Monday March 25 to Wednesday, March 27 and once again on Saturday, April 6.

On Thursday, March 28, they will be at the Asda supermarket in Palace Grounds.

People can drop in on each day from 10am to 4pm. 

We previously reported that the masterplan will create up to 450 new homes.

Glasgow Times:

Six key sites will be transformed by mixed-use developments and funded with a mixture of private and public investment.

Meanwhile, Regent Street shopping centre will be demolished to create a mixed-use development with housing at the forefront.

Council Leader Joe Fagan said: “This is a bold and exciting proposal that would totally transform the look and atmosphere of Hamilton town centre.

“One of the most important parts of this project is finding out what local residents and visitors to the town centre think of these proposals, so please take time to complete the online survey or visit the team at one of the face-to-face consultation locations.

“The development of the masterplan is a unique opportunity to deliver transformational change to the town centre.

“This approach is consistent with that being proposed across the country and I believe it is key to revitalising the whole town centre area.”

The online consultation is open here