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Public body decides Lanarkshire town centre buildings won't be listed despite being of 'special interest'

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A bid to have Cumbernauld Town Centre designated as a listed building has been unsuccessful and the decision paves the way for major redevelopment in the town.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) published its decision on Wednesday (November 23) after the organisation was asked to consider designating the site as a listed building by a member of the public last year.

North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) have plans to redevelop Cumbernauld Town Centre within the next 10 to 15 years, but has yet to produce a detailed plan of precisely what facilities and amenities may be included within any redevelopment.

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