West Lothian Council

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Rent arrears accrued by council tenants in West Lothian are moving towards £3 million, with more than half the council tenants in South Livingston, and a similar number in Armadale and Blackridge, behind with their rent. Rent collection in both wards, as revealed to local area committees last

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West Lothian Council has received 13 expressions of interest in the potential redevelopment of Linlithgow’s Vennel site. The opening of the Linlithgow Partnership Centre has resulted in a number of properties in and around the Vennel area in Linlithgow becoming vacant and surplus to requi

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It has been revealed that there are over 10,000 current applications for social housing in West Lothian. The West Lothian Courier submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to West Lothian Council and discovered that as of April 7, there are 10,509 applications on the common register for housi

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Coronavirus safety restrictions have badly hit turnaround times for letting empty homes to new tenants in West Lothian. Vacant council homes were one of the regular complaints received by West Lothian councillors well before the COVID-19 lockdowns materialised last March.

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A planning application has been submitted for a boating holiday park in a West Lothian quarry. North Coulston Ltd submitted plans to West Lothian Council and it was validated on March 31.

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The number of homeless families being placed in hotels and bed and breakfasts in West Lothian has fallen by over 80%. From March 2019 until March 2020, the use of such accommodation dropped from 77 to 13 in March 2020 for families with children.

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Almost 8000 new applications for social housing have been received by West Lothian Council in the last three years. The West Lothian Courier submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the local authority and asked a range of questions on the social housing and homelessness waiting lists.

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West Lothian Council has approved plans for a new housing development in the village of Kirknewton Developer CC Drummond learned on March 1 that planning permission in principle has been granted for 48 new residential units.

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West Lothian Council has received 1,426 homelessness applications were received in 2020/21 (up to March 1) with less than a quarter of those applications with children in the household. In 2019, the council launched its local Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) to increase access to all social re

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The number of new affordable homes available for rent in West Lothian has increased over recent years. However, West Lothian Council said it hopes that more investment in local housing services will further increase the supply of affordable homes locally and also reduce the numbers of people li

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West Lothian Council has approved planning permission in principle for a residential development of 998 new homes with retail facilities at the former Bangour Village Hospital in Dechmont. Many of the details, including the number and type of housing units, have to be decided by the council's Develo

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Spending plans for local services such as education, social care, roads and parks as well as homelessness reduction have been approved as part of West Lothian Council's Revenue Budget for 2021/22. Freezing Council Tax for the upcoming year, the local authority agreed a raft of spending measures

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