New Build Council Housing
This section provides information about West Lothian Council's New Build Housing Programme.
Demand for social housing in West Lothian remains high, with over 10,000 applicants on the Common Housing Register for West Lothian Council, Almond Housing Association and Link Housing Association at the end of March 2023. Waiting lists can be lengthy due to high demand and low turnover areas within West Lothian.
West Lothian Council is to invest more than £157 million in to council housing over the next 5 years. While most of the budget is set against of existing stock, there is also significant resources which will continue to be invested in the development of new build houses and the purchasing of houses through the Open Market Acquisition Scheme (OMAS).
Four new sites have been added to the interactive map below which are planned to be delivered by West Lothian Council.
|Site Name||Units||Est. Completion|
|Houston Road, Livingston||30||2025/26|
|Almondvale Crescent, Livingston||37||2025/26|
|Mossend K, West Calder||19||2025/26|
|Simpson Parkway, Livingston||32||2026/27|
It is not just the council who build new build affordable housing, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) who operate in West Lothian are also planning to deliver over 500 houses in the 5 years from 2022/23.
All types of social housing in West Lothian, whether council or RSL, are currently in very high demand and as a result, anyone considering applying for social housing in West Lothian is strongly encouraged to ensure that they register not just with the council, but with all Registered Social Landlords who operate in West Lothian.
The interactive map below shows the new build council developments complete, under construction or planned by West Lothian Council. In addition to these, our Registered Social Landlord (RSL) partners have delivered over 500 homes since 2012 and are planning to deliver over 500 houses in the 5 years from 2022/23. You can find more information on RSL partners on the Housing Associations and Landlords page.
Map: New Build Council Housing Developments in West Lothian
Use the map below to find out more about what we have built and where we are building next in West Lothian.
Sites under construction
Planned future developments
How to apply?
To increase your housing options, we advise you apply to as many Registered Social Landlords as possible and maximise your area and housing choices when completing a housing application form.
Information on how to apply for social rented housing in West Lothian can be found on the Information on Applying for a Council House page, or for more information on your options visit the Housing Options Guide page.
Registered Social Landlord New Build Programme
It is not just the council who build new build affordable housing, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) who operate in West Lothian are also planning to deliver over 500 houses in the 5 years from 2022/23. For more information on where these RSL new build programmes are and how to contact RSLs, go to the Housing Associations and Landlords page.