Build of new homes underway in Linlithgow

Chris Sinnet, senior site manager and Lynsey Fotheringham, head of housing at West Lothian Housing Partnership

CALA Homes’ (East) build of 14 affordable homes in a ‘prime’ Linlithgow location is underway.

The West Lothian Housing Partnership (WLHP) project will bring a mix of cottage flats and three-bedroom terraced homes to the existing Queenswood development – of which, the properties have been designed to be consistent with.

CALA said delivery of the homes will provide a timely boost to supply as demand for homes continues to surge in Linlithgow, with the firm anticipating work to be ready in winter 2022.

Alasdair Hughes, land manager for CALA Homes (East), said, “Our Queenswood development is a perfect example of a modern new build project, delivering popular private family homes, alongside well-built and carefully designed affordable homes. Starting work on behalf of WLHP is a milestone for the site – and will soon see families make these properties their home.”

Recent data revealed that almost 8,000 new applications for social housing have been received by West Lothian Council in the last three years.

David Fletcher, Wheatley Group director of development, added, “I’m delighted to see work starting on these new homes which will help meet the high demand for affordable homes in Linlithgow. These 14 homes are part of over 200 affordable homes we’re building in the next two years across the region. We’re proud to be working with our partners, including West Lothian Council and the Scottish Government, to build homes and communities people can be proud to live in across West Lothian.”