Housing association acquires former West Lothian Council depot
West Lothian Council’s former Waverley Street depot in Bathgate is to be transformed into new affordable housing.
A deal has been agreed with Weslo Housing Management to purchase the 0.75-acre site for £105,000.
Council leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “We are committed to increasing the number of social homes for rent within West Lothian, and this deal will see the former depot site quickly brought back into use.
“We aim to achieve this through our own house building programme, which is one of the largest in Scotland, as well as working in partnership with RSLs such as Weslo and Almond.”
Weslo chief executive, Mike Bruce, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with West Lothian Council to meet our shared aim of providing more social housing in West Lothian.
“The homes we plan to provide are much needed and will be very welcome in easing the pressure on the West Lothian Common Housing Register.”
The transaction is subject to Weslo obtaining planning permission and Scottish Government Grant funding, as well as carrying out site investigations.