Thousands of new homes planned for West Lothian
A billion pound construction project which will provide 3,450 homes in West Lothian, Scotland, has been launched.
Alex Neil, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, confirmed on Monday the first phase of the development at Winchburgh, near Broxburn, had started.
It will be one of the country’s biggest construction projects in Scotland and will include a mixture of business, shopping and community facilities on the 900 acre site over the next fifteen years.
All the money for the project will be coming from the developer West Coast Capital.
Mr Neil said: ‘The Scottish Government has always argued that investing in our infrastructure is one of the primary ways to create jobs and stimulate growth in our economy.
‘As one of Scotland’s largest construction projects, this development in West Lothian illustrates how co-operation between the public and private sector can benefit the local community and stimulate the wider economy.’
Allan Lundmark, Director of Planning of industry body Homes for Scotland said: ‘[The] announcement enables the home building industry to deliver a significant number of new homes in West Lothian, as well as demonstrating the potential to make a difference across a range of key areas which are crucial to the sector’s on-going recovery.’