Investment in West Lothian’s open spaces

West Lothian Council is to invest more than £14 million in Open Spaces projects to aid the provision, development and management of open spaces.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 6:00 am
Linlithgow councillor Tom Conn (Lab). Photo by Scott Louden.

The investment is part of the council’s recently approved Capital Programme for 2021/22 to 2027/28 with a total of £14.4m allocated to Open Space initiatives over the period.

£2.9m of the total is to be invested in the coming financial year 2021/22.

Highlights include the completion of a new 3G football pitch in East Calder.

A sum of £272,000 will help cover the cost of works planned improvements at public parks including: Winchburgh; Justinhaugh Drive Green, Linlithgow; and Preston Road, Linlithgow.

£2.6m will be invested during 2022/23. £8.8m of investment has also been approved to be spread over the years 2023/24 to 2027/28.

Executive councillor for the Environment Tom Conn (pictured) said: “West Lothian Council remains as committed as ever to enhancing the wonderful outdoor experiences we have locally.

"The newly approved capital programme commits to the ongoing provision, development, regeneration and management of open spaces in West Lothian.

“From our country parks to children’s play areas, we have all arguably grown to appreciate the outdoors more than ever before over the past year.

"This programme will give council services the tools to continue their excellent work in delivering well maintained outdoor open spaces for the people of West Lothian to enjoy.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​