Proposals for low carbon development in West Lothian
Proposals have been put forward for the delivery of a residential-led mixed-use development in West Lothian at a current poultry farm site.
Drumshoreland Garden Community will include up to 2,000 homes (including 500 affordable homes) and will also seek to embrace the philosophy of “a 20-minute neighbourhood”, as promoted in the Scottish Government’s recent Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland: The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-2021, where people can meet most of their essential needs within a 20-minute walk.
Two Proposal of Application Notices (PAN) for planning permission in principle (PPiP) have been submitted to West Lothian Council by Elan Homes, suster company of Amber REI,
The development at Drumshoreland is expected to act as a catalyst to deliver an investment package in the Scottish agriculture and food sector in excess of £100 million.
Commenting on the proposals, a spokesperson from Amber REI (Agriculture) said: “We are delighted these exciting proposals are being bought forward and that they will deliver significant investment not only in West Lothian but across Scotland as a whole.
“As an exemplar low carbon community Drumshoreland will not only deliver much-needed housing, including affordable housing, but employment, education and community facilities. This new sustainable neighbourhood will not only help to meet the housing needs of both this and future generations, it will also deliver a clear investment legacy across Scotland.”