New plans which will transform a former hospital site in West Lothian are set to be drawn up by a team of top land developers.
NHS Lothian has appointed property advisers GVA James Barr to develop a masterplan for the Bangour site at Dechmont.
Bangour stopped operating as a hospital site in 2000 when the last of NHS Lothian’s services relocated.
A Proposal of Application Notice has this week been submitted to West Lothian Council and a number of community consultation events will take place over the next three months.
The first public event will be held at Dechmont Community Hall on Friday, February 6 (time TBC).
A formal application for planning permission in principle will be submitted later this year.
Alex McMahon, director of strategic planning, performance reporting and information at NHS Lothian, said: “We carried out a thorough selection process and are delighted to have appointed GVA James Barr to take this project forward.
“We are in the initial planning stages of a process which could see the site transformed into a thriving community.
“We have attempted to market this site previously. We hope this approach will enable us to find the most appropriate use for the site.”