Council Executive have approved the sale of 12.64 hectares of land in Heartlands Business park to Henry Boot Developments Limited. This will allow them to develop industrial and associated office accommodation on the site, ready for business looking to expand or relocate.
They also approved the sale of two small areas of land in Murraysgate Industrial Estate to Awais Investment Limited, who already own a significant part of the estate. The parcels of land will allow Awais to tidy up the estate and enable potential development in the future.
As Heartlands is a joint venture, the council's 22% share of the Heartland sale is £1.03 million, with the Murraysgate sale bringing in an additional £26,000.
Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "I'm delighted that we are enable to support two land sales that should help deliver a boost to the Whitburn economy.
"Both land sales represent good value for the council, bringing in much needed capital receipt at a time when our budgets are under huge pressure.
"The further development of Heartlands Business Park will give a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious business to move to, or grow in, West Lothian.
"I also look forward to seeing improvements made to Murraysgate Industrial Estate as a result of this sale."