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3,450 new homes for West Lothian

Friday January 18th, 2019

More than 3,000 new homes are to be built in West Lothian – creating one of the UK’s biggest housing-linked infrastructure projects and generating up to £1 billion value to the economy over 15 to 20 years.Housing Estate

The Scottish Government’s Building Scotland Fund will provide a £26.8 million loan to assist the development as part of a support package agreed under the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

West Coast Capital (WCC) the private equity partnership, owners of Winchburgh Developments Limited, has agreed a joint venture with CALA Homes to take forward the development. As well as the new homes and associated infrastructure, West Lothian Council will build a number of new state-of-the-art schools.

As Finance Secretary Derek Mackay met the developers, West Lothian Council and other stakeholders at the Winchburgh site, he said:

“As we support the continued growth of the Scottish economy, developments like Winchburgh are crucial. I am pleased the Building Scotland Fund, has been able to support this development; to unlock the construction of 3,450 new homes and the infrastructure required to make Winchburgh a reality.

The Winchburgh development is a leading example of a joined up approach between the private sector, government and local council. It will help stimulate the economy and bring new homes, schools, transport and community facilities to the area.

As well as being great for wider economic development, over 700 affordable houses, including 400 for social rent, will be built as part of the development which is excellent news for the region.”

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