THIS PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED TO PUBLISH INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT BANGOUR VILLAGE. ANY ENQUIRIES IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO DECHMONT COMMUNITY COUNCIL SUB-COMMITTEE VIA THE ADDRESS OR CONTACT FORM BELOW:
BANGOUR VILLAGE UPDATE
6th NOVEMBER 2021
House building at Bangour is not likely to start soon, certainly not this year.
On the 3rd of March this year West Lothian Council agreed that planning permission in principle for Bangour should be granted subject to certain conditions being met.
The reasons building hasn’t started yet are related mainly to the conditions the developer has to fulfil as part of the conditions of the planning agreement.
Most of these conditions relate to the site but there are other conditions that affect Dechmont residents directly.
Before any residence can be occupied improvements have to be made to the Dechmont (Dobbies) roundabout.
Again, before any residence can be occupied a traffic calming strategy for Dechmont Main Street has to be submitted to the council.
Some, but not all of the requirements the developer has to submit include a phasing plan for the written approval of the council. This includes the delivery of public open space, roads and other infrastructure.
The developer has to submit plans for the listed buildings such as making them watertight etc.
They have to submit a woodland management plan. This includes future owner and management arrangements.
This is a summary of what was agreed to when construction begins:
998 tenancies will be built. 907 new build and 91 from the conversion of listed buildings.
There will be a primary school utilising the A listed recreation hall.
4 C listed buildings will be demolished. There will be partial demolition of the B listed nurses home.
11 listed buildings including the church and recreation hall will be retained
There will be a new roundabout at the entrance with a toucan crossing enabling access to the existing shared path on the A89.
There will be a bus service to the site which will initially be subsidised by the developer.
The church will become the responsibility of the Scottish Churches Trust.
There will be a network of paths within the development which will be accessible from the surrounding area including Dechmont. This includes the railway line leading to the core of the development where the primary school is situated.
When building does start construction shall only be carried out between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and until 1pm on Saturday. This includes deliveries.
Before any activity that may cause vibration such as pile driving this has to be submitted to the council for approval.
I’ll continue to update this information regularly although initially there will be little to report until the council have agreed to the submissions the developer has made to them.
Dechmont Community Council
BANGOUR VILLAGE SUB-COMMITTEE
The community council have formed a Sub-committee specifically to deal with matters associated with the housing development known as 'Bangour Village' which is adjacent to Dechmont Village.
The sub-committee consists of 4 members. The members are in constant communication with the developers of the site and have been raising concerns such as:
· Amount of houses
· Effects on Dechmont Village
· Traffic volume
· Anti-social behaviour
Can we also remind anyone experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour related to the Bangour Village site, to report any incidents to the police by calling them on 101. Please ask for an incident number as this will enable the local police to monitor reports and put plans in place to address problems.
As a result of the community council reporting recent issues to the police, the area will be visited more regularly by local officers.
The community council is continually working to support the needs of the local community therefore we welcome feedback, comments and participation from any residents of Dechmont who would like to contribute. Please contact us (see above) if you have any concerns relating to matters which affect the local community.
Minutes of Bangour Village subcommittee zoom meetings
N.B. If you become aware of any criminal activity or feel threatened in way whatsoever, please call 999 immediately.
Profile Security number for the main switch board is 0131 554 7527
Chair of Dechmont Community Council