West Lothian Council has approved a new increased financial offer to homeowners in Deans South, Livingston with a view to completing the regeneration of the estate.
Due to the council not having ownership of all land, redevelopment of Deans South is required to take place in phases. Phase 1 is now complete, following a multi-million pound investment from West Lothian Council, providing 54 new social rented homes. The council propose to progress a second phase of redevelopment on the estate, providing a further 24 new family homes. The council will work in partnership with the Wheatley Housing Group, who, subject to the land being successfully assembled, will assist the council to procure and deliver the regeneration proposals for the remainder of Deans South.
At a meeting of the Council Executive today (Tuesday 25 June), it was agreed that the council consults with all ten remaining private owners in Deans South over the new financial offer, with a view to acquiring the remaining privately owned properties by negotiation and agreement with the homeowners.
George Paul, Executive councillor for Services to the Community, said: ""West Lothian Council wishes to see the successful completion of the regeneration of the Deans South estate, building upon the success of Phase 1 and protecting the existing and immediate planned investment on the estate. We have explored a number of options and we seek to find a constructive and positive way forward in what has been a long and complicated chapter for those involved."