Persimmon plans to breathe new life into former Livingston factory site

Persimmon plans to breathe new life into former Livingston factory site

Persimmon plans to regenerate the site of the former Ethicon plant in Livingston

The development of a new residential community can transform a derelict site in Livingston and deliver a variety of high-quality new homes to help tackle West Lothian’s housing shortage, Persimmon has said as it submitted new proposals.

The planning application by Persimmon East Scotland and Clowes Development (Scotland) Ltd would deliver 165 new energy-efficient homes alongside new commercial and community facilities on Simpson Parkway – transforming the now derelict industrial site. 41 of the homes will be transferred to a housing association to help local people in housing need.

The proposals for the brownfield site include plans for a ground source district heating system – a low-cost, low-carbon way of heating homes. A retail facility and community café will also be included on the development, which will feature an extensive area of open space as well as a play park and active travel routes to link the site to Livingston Village and beyond.

It is estimated the new community would support over 100 full-time construction jobs each year during development.

Donald Gunn, Persimmon East Scotland land director, said: “Our proposals for Simpson Parkway would regenerate a derelict brownfield site and breathe new life into the local area. As well as delivering 165 much-needed new homes which will be powered by a low-carbon district heating system, the development will include new retail and community facilities.

“We look forward to working with West Lothian Council and the community to ensure our proposals deliver real benefits for local residents.”

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