03 June
Former Livingston depot gets a new lease of life in the delivery of affordable homes

Twenty nine new council homes are currently being built at the site with a further 29 homes being built nearby at Deans South.

They include a mixture of one, two, three, four and five bedroom houses and two and three bedroom bungalows.

Construction work started last month and work is expected to be complete by spring next year.  

Overall, over 3,000 new affordable homes will be made available by March 2023 including a mixture of new build homes and homes purchased from the open market and made available for social housing. The 3,000 homes are made up of council and Registered Social Landlord properties.

Executive councillor for services for the community, George Paul, said: "The site at Eagle Brae was formally a council depot but the building was deemed surplus to requirements. It's fantastic to see that an unused site will be turned into affordable new homes which are in much demand.

" Livingston is the most sought after location in West Lothian in terms of those looking for affordable homes. We are committed to increasing the availability of affordable homes in West Lothian and it is always pleasing to visit sites where new build homes are being built."

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George Smith and Ros Edgar, from the council's Housing team, Councillor Paul (right) and Jim Smith, Site Manager with contractor CCG visited the site last week to see how work was progressing.