The village of Winchburgh is set to be transformed thanks to a massive investment in new schools, new homes and vital infrastructure.
West Lothian Council, the Scottish Government and West Coast Capital’s Winchburgh Developments Limited (WDL) have reached a landmark shared agreement that will unlock development at one of the largest sites in Scotland.
This will allow huge investment estimated at a value of over £1 billion over 20 years to take place to grow Winchburgh, providing a major jobs boost for the West Lothian and Scottish economy.
This will include: a number of new state-of-the-art schools; around 3,450 new homes, including over 700 affordable homes and more than 400 for social rent; a new M9 junction to open up prime employment land; a railway station; a 75 acre district park; and a canal marina.
Recent developments include plans for the 75-acre Auldcathie District Park, a new marina in conjunction with Scottish Canals and a deal with Robertson Homes to deliver new homes as part of the plan to build 1,000 by 2025.
Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: “It’s fantastic to see so much investment in Winchburgh from both the public and private sector.
“The scale of the work will create many opportunities for local businesses and workers to benefit, providing a welcome boost to the local economy.”
West Lothian Council to make their largest ever single capital investment in Winchburgh, with the delivery of the new schools programme.
Executive councillor for education David Dodds said: “Winchburgh represents the right development in the right place and will help meet the demand for people looking to find a home for their family or business in West Lothian, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Scotland.
“West Lothian already has one of the best school estates in the country, giving a platform to help our young people achieve their full potential and support life-long learning for the whole community.”
John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments Limited, added: “The masterplan for Winchburgh goes far beyond building new homes.
“This is set to be one of the most exciting placemaking projects in the UK, which will bring new education facilities, a significant number of permanent jobs, and improved transport links to the area.”
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