Work starts on new council homes in West Lothian

West Lothian CouncilHousing developer Lovell has started work to develop five new homes in Philpstun, West Lothian.

The new homes being developed in The Avenue area are part of West Lothian Council’s 1,000 new homes scheme.

Four of the houses will be one bedroom cottage flats and one will be a two bedroom detached house.

There are a number of added benefits to the new build project including new apprenticeships and training and employment opportunities for local people and businesses.

Executive councillor for services for the community, George Paul, said: “Philpstoun is a small village and we believe that these five houses will make a positive impact on this village and look forward to seeing the site finished. Our 1,000 new council homes project is enormous and is fully focused on providing affordable homes for people in West Lothian and to meet the needs of our local communities.

“An important part of the project is the community benefits that this enormous construction project will bring with it, including training and employment opportunities for local people.”

Lovell has also installed a public access path into the nearby Bowling Club which is suitable for disabled access.

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