Owenstown is a new vision for local communities in Scotland, imagine a town where you’d want to spend your entire life. A town with jobs, schools, open spaces and recreational facilities as well.

A town which offered everything you could ask for and improved the environment at the same time. Hard to believe? Well there’s more – the town will be fully owned and run by the people who live there, , it will be entirely self-sufficient, generating income that will be ploughed back into the town’s community services.

Situated in South Lanarkshire, an area greatly in need of regeneration, it will be a new town of almost 10,000 people living in over 3,200 new affordable homes creating over 3,000 new long term jobs and a further 6,000 during construction.

Stop imagining, start living … Owenstown, the way it should be!

Founded on traditional co-operative principles, Owenstown will create locally-based jobs in an area of high unemployment and bring economic benefit to businesses in surrounding areas. As the town evolves, more businesses will be attracted to the area generating greater employment.

Owenstown will give people the chance to make decisions for themselves, opening up real opportunities and creating a real sense of community.

http://owenstown.org