Improved transport links are important to the success of the Winchburgh masterplan, ensuring that the local community is better connected to West Lothian, Edinburgh and beyond.


This will include a new motorway junction on the M9 to improve road links and ease congestion on existing networks.

The new M9 junction will also attract potential investors to Winchburgh by opening prime land for business and retail use. Public transport is also an essential element of the Winchburgh master plan, ensuring that commuters and families alike can easily travel around the wider area without the use of a car.

A new rail station forms part of the wider planning permission in principle and discussions are ongoing with Network Rail on the delivery of this. Discussions to expand and enhance the local bus network and services are also underway.

Scottish Canals, the owners and operators of the historic Union Canal which runs through the town, will partner with Winchburgh Developments Limited on the building of a brand-new canal marina and moorings to the east of the new town centre. This will provide a range of leisure activities for both Winchburgh residents and visitors and a bridge link between the new town centre and nearby Daisy Park.

Draft Orders and Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the M9 motorway junction are now available. Learn more here.