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New build facility for housing young people

West Lothian Council has approved the location for a new build housing facility for young people.

04 October
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West Lothian's Council Executive today approved plans for the facility to be built on a vacant site at Almondvale Crescent, Livingston.  The new £4milion facility will provide accommodation for young people requiring supported and temporary accommodation. The new unit will replace the former housing facility at Newlands House, Bathgate as well as provide additional accommodation.

The new facility will have 12 x one bedroom flats with one onsite support and up to 16 x one bedroom mainstream flats.

Detailed designs will now be developed and it is expected that work will begin towards the end of 2023.

Executive councillor for services for the community, George Paul added:

"I am pleased that these plans have been agreed and believe it is vital that we continue to support young people who are experiencing hardship and cannot find alternative accommodation.

"The site we have chosen is close to amenities with the college, hospital, transport and shopping facilities all within walking distance. These are all important factors in choosing a site that is specifically designed to help young people in need."