Hyslop Pleased with West Lothian Council House Boom
Scotland is building five times as many council houses than the UK Government, official statistics has revealed and West Lothian tops last year’s charts
Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop commented on the figures;
“There were 10 council home completions in 2011/12 in West Lothian and 169 new homes were started. This is by far the biggest number of council houses started last year for any local authority.
“These figures are on top of the 248 built in West Lothian between 2007 -2011 and in stark contrast to statistics from 1999-2006 where not a single council was built in West Lothian.
“It is worth noting that the number of homeless applications also fell by 8.6% in 2010/11.”