Hyslop Welcomes 1,211 New Homes Built in West Lothian Last Year
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed new figures that show 1,211 of new build homes were completed in West Lothian last year. The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016.
202 homes for social rent were built in West Lothian last year, of which 157 were new council homes and 45 were housing association partners.
“It is very welcome news that just last year alone we’ve seen 1,211 new homes completed in West Lothian, 202 of them for social rent.
“On top of the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, we’re helping first-time buyers here in my constituency get on the property ladder by lending them a chunk of their deposit.
“Having a home to call your own really matters – that’s why the SNP Government has made the delivery of thousands of new affordable homes a priority and is quite literally, building for the future of Scotland.”