• by the LIU team

How to find out what’s coming soon in Uddingston

If you’re not a local resident, it can be difficult to determine what’s coming soon in Uddingston. For starters, local news is variously reported in the pages (and on the websites) of either the Hamilton Advertiser or the Motherwell Times. Bisected by the M74 and the West Coast Mainline, the core part of Uddingston stands in South Lanarkshire, with Hamilton as its administrative capital. Across the motorway, Motherwell-based North Lanarkshire Council governs the peripheral estates of Calderbraes, Tannochside and Viewpark.

To confuse matters further, housebuilders and estate agents incorrectly advertise the new-build estates of Broomhouse as being part of Uddingston. Despite sharing Uddingston’s coveted G71 postcode, Broomhouse residents are closer to the train station and shops of Baillieston than they are to Uddingston. School catchments and other public services also fall within the boundaries of Glasgow City Council.

A tale of two counties

Such geographic anomalies create issues for anyone who’s unfamiliar with Uddingston. Searching for new homes in South Lanarkshire wouldn’t reveal anything east of the motorway, in the same way planning applications in North Lanarkshire wouldn’t cover proposals for Uddingston proper. Trying to find local news quickly becomes challenging, as does establishing which events and developments are coming soon in Uddingston.

That’s where Living in Uddingston comes in. Our voluntary community website was created to give people outside the local area an inside track on our community, and to highlight residential or commercial developments which are coming soon to Uddingston. Since the Living in Uddingston website went live in 2017, we’ve carried news of residential developments on both sides of the motorway, discussed plans to double parking provision at Uddingston train station, and highlighted the tireless community work carried out by Uddingston Pride.

Plans are in place

As of June 2019, every available piece of land zoned for housing in North and South Lanarkshire Council’s Local Plans is already complete or under construction. Uddingston Main Street is enjoying exceptional occupancy levels among commercial tenants, in stark contrast to many town centres throughout Scotland. The £500 million M73/M74/M8 upgrade on the town’s northern and eastern edges was completed some time ago, to the relief of everyone. And the conclusion of long-term engineering works on the West Coast Mainline has heralded the welcome return of Sunday train services between Uddingston and Glasgow Central station.

All the news that’s fit to print

As a result, you might assume ‘coming soon to Uddingston’ articles would be thin on the ground at the moment. However, you’d be wrong. The Village’s former police station has recently been sold to the Tunnocks family, with exciting plans in store for this iconic inter-war building. Proposals have been lodged with South Lanarkshire Council to construct 21 terraced and semi-detached villas on the last remaining parcel of land behind the M&S-anchored retail park, creating much-needed new homes in Uddingston. And there could be even more new homes in Uddingston if controversial plans for hundreds of new homes beside the West Coast Mainline come to fruition.

Whether you’re thinking about buying a house in Uddingston, or simply looking to keep in touch with what’s happening, please bookmark this site for news and announcements about everything that’s coming soon to Uddingston…

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