Work starts on council homes in Bathgate

Hadden Group has started work on a new council house development in Bathgate.

The homes at a site adjacent to Lang Drive in the Standhill area will add a further 22 affordable homes to West Lothian Council’s portfolio.

The development will consist of a mix of one and two-bedroom cottage flats to four-bedroomed houses and bungalows. The homes will also be built for people with disabilities or those who require accessible housing.

It is expected that the homes will be completed in Spring 2021.

The commencement of the site in Bathgate is just part of the latest phase of the council’s new build programme which is one of a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the supply of affordable housing in West Lothian.

As part of its local housing strategy, the council has a target of 3,000 new affordable homes being provided in West Lothian over the 10 year period to 2022. The next phase will see 370 homes delivered over the next two years including homes in Livingston, Broxburn and West Calder as well as Bathgate.

George Paul, executive councillor of services for the community, said: “The supply of affordable housing is an issue nationally as well as locally. However, work has been underway for some time now to address this issue in West Lothian. Sites like this one here in Bathgate are a further demonstration of the council’s continued commitment to delivering affordable living for the residents of West Lothian.”

Steven Brady, managing director of Hadden Group, added: “Our team are pleased to be working again with West Lothian Council through the Scottish Procurement Alliance Framework to deliver this high quality, energy-efficient development of new homes.”

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