Planning permission granted for over 400 homes at Bangour

Planning permission granted for over 400 homes at Bangour

A planning application has been approved for the development of 357 houses and 55 flats at the site of the former Bangour Village Hospital to the west of Dechmont.

The application from site owners Ambassador Developments (Bangour) Limited was approved subject to conditions, at a meeting of West Lothian Development Management Committee on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

This is the first detailed application for residential development on the site with planning permission in principle already in place for the master plan for the redevelopment of the Bangour Village Hospital area.

A new primary school and new village hall are just two elements proposed to be delivered in the future as part of the master plan.

Bangour Village Hospital lies to the west of Dechmont and north of the A89. It is a large site of nearly 90 hectares and includes a number of listed buildings set within mature landscaping.

The new homes will be a mix of private and affordable housing with a number of listed buildings in the area set to be retained.

The report presented to Development Management Committee recommended the approval of the application subject to conditions. Planning officers concluded that the plans outlined in the application met the required criteria under the local development plan and were satisfied that appropriate measures are to be put in place in relation to traffic management, tree management and protection of wildlife in the area.

The projects design team includes:

  • Planning consultant - Ryden LLP
  • Architects and masterplanners - ark architecture + design
  • Structural, civil & flooding engineer - Fairhurst
  • Landscape architect - HarrisonStevens
  • Heritage consultant - Turley
  • Services consultant - Petrie Buchanan

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