Historic Scotland have joined the consultation process in the proposal to build a housing development on the battlefield at Linlithgow. Commenting on the Main Issues report submitted by the Local Authority, HS stated

'In terms of Kettlestoun, you’ll see Historic Scotland has restated its previous view that, while we consider that there is capacity for some limited development of the site, in view of potential effects on the battlefield, we do not think it is possible to achieve the densities proposed. As such we have agreed with the Council’s current position of this site being ‘non-preferred’.'

This does not prevent CEMEX submitting a planning application to the Local Authority but will help the Local Authority come to a decision on the proposal.

In the meantime we ask all BOLB supporters to look out planning applications appearing in local papers so we can keep an eye on the progress.