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Development Opportunity For Sale, Whitburn Road, Bathgate, EH48 7XN

0.9 to 12.6 acres / Retail / Retail - out of town

For Sale

Available - Last updated: 30 July 2023

Major residential development opportunity with potential for roadside retail / drive thru restaurant use.

( Agency Pilot Software ref: 4522 )


Bathgate has an indigenous population of 20,400 in West Lothian within easy commuting distance to both Glasgow & Edinburgh lying 5 miles west of Livingston and adjacent to the M8 motorway. The town benefits from good secondary and primary schools provision within a short distance from the development site and has attracted major residential developments such as The Wester Inch scheme with over 2,200 units. The town is well served by a variety of national and local retailers, restaurants and leisure users to include Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Home Bargains and Greggs.


Site C extends to 0.88 acres (0.36 Ha) and benefits from a prominent location with excellent road frontage at the main entrance to the overall development. A McDonalds drive thru restaurant lying to the north has recently been extended to provide additional car parking. Site C would suit a retail, leisure or restaurant use, subject to planning.


PLANNING Site A benefits from an extant planning consent for 200 residential units (ref 0115/P/08 & 0748/MSC/12) approved on 20th September, 2013. On 9th September 2017 work commenced on site and West Lothian Council confirmed that all consents were extant. In June 2019 West Lothian Council’s Planning Department indicated that a complimentary housing development would be considered on site B to accommodate a mix of private and affordable units.


  •  12.53 acres (5.09 hectares) over 3 separate sites
  •  Adjacent to Morrisons, McDonalds and Bathgate Retail Park
  •  Within a short walking distance of main railway station
  •  Available on a phased basis
  •  Benefits from extant planning consents for residential development of 200 units

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