Winchburgh, 12 miles west of Edinburgh, offers the best of semi-urban living and is one of the biggest, most exciting place-making projects anywhere in the UK.

When complete, the development will deliver at least 3,800 new homes, improved transport links, employment opportunities, state-of-the-art schools and stunning new outdoor spaces to this historic village.

Read the full masterplan here.

“From the inception of the development it is quite clear that Winchburgh Developments have taken great care to get to know the residents and the community and have handled this approach with a degree of sensitivity which is very much appreciated.”
Cllr Diane Calder, Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh Ward
“With help from the local Winchburgh community, we created a masterplan to transform the area while retaining the spirit of the village to become a place people can live, work, play and relax, and somewhere they’re proud to call home.”
John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments Ltd.

What to expect

Winchburgh enjoys an enviable location, and the masterplan will deliver important new transport links including a direct connection to the M9 via a new motorway junction and new tourist facilities on the Union Canal.

This will further enhance Winchburgh as a destination providing improved links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond as well as, more locally, to Livingston and Broxburn.

Winchburgh itself will also benefit from several large new outdoor spaces for local residents and the wider region to enjoy, from a 85-acre district park designed in consultation with the local community, to a new canal marina linked to the Union Canal which passes through the town.

The overall vision for the development has been backed by West Lothian Council, which is still regularly involved through planning applications and partnership activities.

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The Winchburgh development is a team effort between the community, the private sector and the public sector, all coming together to breathe new life into the town, delivering a place that all its residents, old and new, will be proud to call home, and that will provide the education facilities and employment opportunities that it needs to thrive.

Read more about the people behind the project here.

The first reference to the settlement at “Wincelburgh” appeared in 1169 when the land is confirmed to Philip de Setune (Seton) by William the Lion, King of Scots.

The two parts of the word, ‘wincel’ and ‘burh’ may mean ‘town in the nook or angle’, so it is possible that Winchburgh was named after the bend in the Niddry Burn that runs through the village.

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