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Houses to be built at former Hall's of Broxburn meat processing site

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Image caption Vion closed Hall's of Broxburn in February 2013 with the loss of 1,700 jobs

Developers have been granted planning permission to build 190 houses on the site of the former Hall's of Broxburn meat processing plant in West Lothian.

The 7.77-hectare site is owned by Broxburn Regeneration Ltd, which is joint applicant with Bellway Homes.

Planning permission was granted by West Lothian Council's development management committee.

Vion closed Hall's of Broxburn in February 2013 with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

Alex Davidson, chairman of West Lothian Council's development management committee, said: "There has been investment within the local community and a huge focus on ensuring the town continues to grow and prosper.

"This is a positive chapter for the site and wider Broxburn community.

"The proposed development will bring an unsightly brownfield site back into productive use.

"It is a sustainable development and will enhance the local area.

"The proposed development will allow for new, high-quality homes to be built in the town which will have a positive impact on the local area and local businesses."

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