Wallace Land plan back on the table

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Wallace Land plans to develop the Burghmuir area of Linlithgow have resurfaced with a 200 home proposal.

The controversial developers have lodged the planning application for a 12.6 hectare residential development including 30 “affordable homes”, to the south of Blackness Road to West Lothian Council.

Last April, Wallace Land withdrew its £90m plans to transform Burghmuir, including 600 homes, a supermarket, a 60 bed care home and a hotel, after receiving 1400 comments from the public, which were mainly negative.

Iain Paton at Linlithgow Civic Trust said the new Burghmuir application was “interesting” and likely to provoke debate, adding: “It’s premature at this stage in the local planning process. There are around 4000 houses proposed by various developers in Linlithgow, including a proposal at Clarendon. We also need to be certain about education impacts.”

Geddes Consulting, agents for Wallace Land, did not comment on the plans this week. The public can comment on the application to West Lothian Council until August 23.