Plans submitted to bring highly energy efficient homes to West Lothian

27 February 2017
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Affordable housebuilders, Springfield Partnerships, have today submitted plans to build 85 new affordable homes just off Dixon Terrace in Whitburn.

The former factory was demolished some time ago and the brownfield site has lain neglected for a number of years. The developers have applied to West Lothian Council for planning permission to develop on the 2.4 hectares of land.

Springfield Partnerships have delivered over 1300 affordable and mid-market rent homes across Scotland to date, and have established strong relationships with numerous housing associations and councils.

This will be the first time the Scottish family business have built their highly energy efficient homes in the West Lothian area. They have formed a new relationship with local housing association, West Lothian Housing Partnership to deliver these properties.

Springfield Partnerships Managing Director, Tom Leggeat, is excited to get this project moving:

“The development of this land is going to complete the Dixon Terrace streetscape and address the eyesore created by the neglected land. 

“It will allow more than 85 people looking for social housing in West Lothian to have a new, highly energy efficient, home, in a spacious and attractive development that is cost effective to run.”

The development will consist of one and two bedroom cottage flats, four storey two bedroom apartment blocks and two and three bedroom bungalows, terraced and semi-detached homes. With a mixture of robust insulation and low carbon air source heat pumps, once approved, the homes built at Whitburn will meet silver sustainability standards. All this results in reduced running costs for the residents.

Tom continued: “We’re particularly excited to work with West Lothian Housing Partnership and we’re confident this project will be the first of many that we will deliver together.”

Plans for the £11m project have been received and a decision is expected to be made in the coming months.