The subjects are located on Oakbank Road approximately 1 mile south west of East Calder, opposite Oakbank Bowling Club. East Calder village has a range of amenities on offer with local retailers, primary schooling and medical services. Kirknewton train …
The subjects are located on Oakbank Road approximately 1 mile south west of East Calder, opposite Oakbank Bowling Club. East Calder village has a range of amenities on offer with local retailers, primary schooling and medical services. Kirknewton train station is located approximately 2 miles to the east and has regular services to Edinburgh Waverley (under 30 minutes). The town of Livingston lies about 1 mile to the north west and has a wide range of amenities including supermarkets, a shopping centre and hospital.
Edinburgh City Centre is approximately 13 miles to the east and is easily commutable for both leisure and business purposes, allowing the amenities of the Scotland’s capital city to be utilised whilst living in the scenic countryside. Edinburgh Airport can be reached in a 15 minute drive, offering both daily national and international flights.
The Central Belt and the rest of Scotland is within reach with the M8 and national motorway network accessible within a 15 minute drive.
The subjects comprise a generally level 3.75 acre site and forms part of the former mining village of Oakbank and positioned 70 miners cottages which were demolished in the 1980s. The site laid to grass and is largely overgrown. The land is bounded to the north by Oakbank Road, Oakbank Bowling Club and an area of woodland. Agricultural land lies to the south and east and further woodland to the west. A public footpath extends from Oakbank Road linking to the A71 trunk road located a short distance to the south.
The subjects are currently zoned as countryside belt within the West Lothian Council Development Plan. However, we are of the view that future development of the site may be possible subject to obtaining all necessary consents and taking cognisance of other nearby commercial and residential uses, and the previous uses on the site.