The redevelopment of Bangour Village has taken a major leap forward as Ambassador Group and West Lothian Council have agreed key community benefits as part of the conditions of the site’s approved Planning Permission in Principle.
West Lothian Council is encouraging residents, visitors to the region and members of staff to take part in a consultation on the future priorities of local services. The council faces significant budget challenges over the next five years and the way in which some services are provided will have to
Around 800 West Lothian Council members of staff will benefit from an annual increase in the Living Wage. West Lothian Council became one of the first local authorities in Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage employer in 2016 and is committed to ensuring the Living Wage Foundation's (LWF) ra
West Lothian Council has approved proposals to allocate its share of the Covid-19 Economic Recovery and Low-Income Fund awarded to local authorities. The fund will be split, with £1.315 million given to seven projects targeting West Lothian households who need additional support and £1.3
Plans to build a development of 1,600 homes at Heartlands in Whitburn have been submitted to West Lothian Council. If approved, land will also be earmarked for a primary school, a neighbourhood centre including a pub/restaurant, community centre, retail, health centre and start-up offices.
Progress continues to be made on increasing the availability of social housing in the West Calder area. Springfield Partnerships, is working on the delivery of 69 new affordable homes for West Lothian Council at their Mossend site in West Calder.
The leader of West Lothian Council, Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick, saw for himself how West Lothian Housing Partnership (WLHP) is transforming communities. Council Leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Wheatley chief executive Martin Armstrong, WLHP tenants Margaret and Alice Smith, Wheatley’s L
West Lothian Council will spend over £40 million over the coming financial year to improve existing council housing and increase the number of available council properties. The Housing Capital Investment Programme (2022-23) was approved at a council meeting yesterday alongside the approval of
A report recently published by the Accounts Commission on the issues facing local authority housing benefit services across Scotland has demonstrated the good work taking place in West Lothian to help some of its most vulnerable residents. The report highlighted the unprecedented challenges and addi
The leaders of two Scottish local authorities are warning of serious financial challenges ahead thanks to a Scottish Government budget that is “a bad deal for communities”. West Lothian Council leader, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, recently joined the leaders of Scotland's 32 local authorities i
Homeowners in New Holygate and Parkwood Gardens in West Lothian have been contacted and offered support from West Lothian Council to protect their homes from potential flooding. The council has committed up to £150,000 to be invested in specific measures to protect each home, such as flood doo
The number of homeless people being housed in B&Bs in West Lothian has more than doubled over the last year. West Lothian, which has the second-highest number of homeless presentations in Scotland, had developed a Rapid Rehousing Transition programme (RRTP) that was starting to ease the numbers