PROPOSALS to build 2000 new homes in West Lothian have been announced.

Amber REI (Agricultural) and its sister company Elan Homes (Scotland) LTD are bringing forward plans which would see 500 affordable homes built as part of the low-carbon Drumshoreland Garden Community.

The redevelopment of the Clapperton poultry farm complex will be part of a £100 million investment package through the companies poultry supply chain operations across the country.

It will aim to address significant and historic housing land supply problems in West Lothian.

The proposal will also seek to embrace the philosophy of a 20-minute neighbourhood, promoted by the Scottish Government, where people can meet most of their essential needs within a 20-minute walk.

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As well as this, Amber REI plan to redevelop an existing feed mill at Edinburgh Airport, create a new animal feed mill in the Firth of Forth and make a new sustainable farming space across West Lothian.

A spokesperson from Amber REI said: “We are delighted these exciting proposals are being bought forward and that they will deliver significant investment not only in West Lothian but across Scotland as a whole.

“As an exemplar low carbon community Drumshorel-and will not only deliver much-needed housing, including affordable housing, but employment, education and community facilities.

“It will also deliver significant post-Covid investment into the poultry processing supply chain across Scotland, creating jobs, both directly and indirectly, as well as delivering a low carbon future for the agriculture sector.

“This new sustainable neighbourhood will not only help to meet the housing needs of both this and future generations, it will also deliver a clear investment legacy across Scotland.”