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WEST LOTHIAN COMMUNITY, KIRKNEWTON, AND THE SCOTTISH LAND FUND AWARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 431: tabled on 11 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Kirknewton Community Development Trust Ltd on its £60,000 award to purchase 0.31 hectares of land following its application to the Scottish Land Fund; recognises that the land owned by the group will empower the community to lead and control the development of the site to provide new, low-energy, affordable houses which will be made available for local elderly people to rent; further recognises the ambitious plans of Kirknewton Community Development Trust Ltd to build genuinely sustainable houses, each with annual energy bills lower than the current winter fuel allowance; acknowledges that a number of older people in Kirknewton were unable to access amenities or social housing, which increased the likelihood that they would experience future difficulties; commends the Scottish Land Fund for supporting rural communities to become more sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets; and further congratulates the Kirknewton Community Development Trust Ltd on being the first in the West Lothian community area to receive a Scottish Land Award.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.