Low-carbon community to rise on Livingston poultry farm
March 1 2021
A poultry farm located in Clapperton, east of Livingston has been earmarked for a £275m mixed-use development in a new application for planning in principle filed with West Lothian Council.
Drumshoreland Garden Community will see the current farm relocate to new facilities, allowing the 108-hectare site to be developed for 1,800 homes, commercial properties and community facilities while retaining 20 hectares of woodland.
Adopting the concept of a '20-minute neighbourhood' the development will ensure everyone has access to essential amenities within a 20-minute walk from their homes as well as enjoying ready access to greenspace.
A spokesperson for landowner 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 in a unique parkland setting."
The planned community is being designed by Optimised Environments alongside planning consultancy Turley.
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Internal comfort of occupants also compromised by traffic noise and pollutants etc..
Also good to see some copious areas of proposed greenery in the scheme although I hope the 'fallow ground' is able to spring into fertility as envisaged. Buildings look okay.