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September 14 2020

 West Lothian '20-min neighbourhood' to plug housing shortfall

A West Lothian poultry farm complex is to be subject to residential-led mixed-use development following the submission of two proposal of application notices (PAN).

Drumshoreland Garden Community is envisaged as bringing up to 2,000 homes Clapperton, replacing a variety of agricultural sheds and surplus land with a new parkland and residential landscape.

500 affordable homes will be included in the mix with the masterplan conforming to the ideal of a '20 minute neighbourhood' in which essential amenities and greenspace can be reached within a 20-minute walk.

A spokesperson for Amber REI (Agriculture) said: “As an exemplar low carbon community Drumshoreland will not only deliver much-needed housing, including affordable housing, but employment, education and community facilities. It will also deliver significant post-COVID investment into the poultry processing supply chain across Scotland, creating jobs, both directly and indirectly, as well as delivering a low carbon future for the agriculture sector."

A mix of employment, education and community facilities will also be provided under the masterplan.

3 Comments

Green New Deal
#1 Posted by Green New Deal on 14 Sep 2020 at 23:11 PM
That makes me want to vomit. To save the planet from imminent destruction we sould be demolishing as many buildings as possible and creating green space, not paving paradise and creating new micro-homes.
Daniel
#2 Posted by Daniel on 15 Sep 2020 at 09:18 AM
Congrats to the land promoter here for bolting on a buzz-word from the very very new Programme for Government onto a scheme they've almost certainly been planning for ages now.
Nathan Right
#3 Posted by Nathan Right on 16 Sep 2020 at 01:47 AM
50 years ago we designed council housing on the twenty minute principle, that being the maximum travel distance for a primary school pupil to travel to school on foot. Why ? Because nobody had a car.

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