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Planning permission has been granted for 280 new houses to be built on land south east of Murieston Road, on Wellhead Farm

The majority of the house are detached. 141 have four bedrooms, 69 have five bedrooms. Affordable housing makes up 25% of the development which will be a mix of social rented and low to mid market housing for sale, some of which will be shared equity. The developers will be Bellway Homes and Walker Group.  

Two linked area of parkland are proposed running through the centre of the site, as part of a pedestrian route giving access through the site between a new bus stop on Murieston Road and the countryside on the boundary of the site. The areas of open space are generous and will contain play equipment. The layout is in accordance with West Lothian's Development Plan and guidance and includes a green, tree-lined edge to the site along Murieston Road.

The open space and pathway links will provide links to the Murieston Trail and the Linhouse Circular footpath networks for existing Murieston residents as well as the new residents.

140 letters of representation were received, most objecting to the principle of development. However the Scottish Government's Planning and Environment Appeals Division was granted in principle in February 2018. West Lothian Council has now granted detailed planning permission.  The council's Transportation Service is satisfied that the improvements which the developer has agreed to carry out on Murieston Road and at the a71 New Park roundabout, the local road network will be able to accommodate additional traffic. The developer is required to carry out the road improvements prior to the first homes being occupied.


All stars cricket

Livingston Cricket Club has launched All Stars Cricket for boys and girls from five - eight-years-old with eight weeks of non-stop fun.

The activity and game-based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing youngsters with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The 8-week programme will run at Livingston Cricket Club from Sunday 12 May to Sunday 30 June between 10am - 1pm.

The cost is £40 per child and every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to their door. 

To book, click on the link: All Stars Cricket

Health walk

The Livingston Health Walk takes place every Wednesday from 7pm, with setting-off locations changing on a monthly basis.

Everyone is welcome.

If you're thinking about coming along, the group will be happy to see you. All fitness levels are welcome.

Fuller information is available from the group's Facebook page at the following link: Livingston Health Walk

Free computer classes and workshops

A free programme of computer classes and workshops will be run from the end of January, providing support for beginner to certificated level.

The courses are ideal for: employability, multimedia, smartphones and tablets.

If you wish to book a course, get in touch with Isobel on 01506 283930

Tea Dance

An Ageing Well Tea Dance for the over 50s will take place at Howden Park Centre from 1.30pm - 4pm on Friday 15 March.

Enjoy a full entertaining afternoon with friends old and new.

The first half hour is tea and coffee and social time, followed by a sing song from 1.30pm.

The cost is £3 per session.

For fuller information, contact Avril on 07768 090 008 or 015056 237950.

Feed the birds

Swan and duck food pellets, containing the correct nutrients, are now available from the Lanthorn Community Centre.

A small bag of food is 20p and a large bag costs £1.

The birds appreciate being fed the correct nutrients.

Volunteers wanted for West Lothian Carers

Carers of West Lothian's Young Carers Support Service is looking to recruit volunteers to help out with its young carer groups.

The groups work with eight to 18-year-old young people and cover the whole of West Lothian.

For fuller information, or to request an application form, please get in touch with Wilma on 01506 448009.

A tea dance takes place at Howden Park Centre from 1.30pm - 4pm on Friday 22 June.

The cost is £2.50. 

Camera club at Crofthead

Livingston Camera Club meets at Crofthead  Farm Community Centre every Monday evening from 7.15pm - 9.30pm.

The annual subscription is £25 and there is a weekly attendance fee of £2.50 (concessions available).

Newcomers are welcome.

Dementia cafés

Café Connect Extra  Café , Dedridge,  is a meeting place where people who have any form of dementia,  and their carers,  can come to meet others in a similar situation for support and social contact, a cup of  tea or coffee and  home baking.  Carers  on their own are also welcome, as are people with dementia who  are able to make their own way there. Come along for the whole session, or you are welcome to just drop in for as long as you like. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month.