Work has started on the Winchburgh Development in Scotland, which will become one of the UK's single largest residential and mixed use developments.
Plans for the site near Edinburgh include the construction of around 3,500 new homes, five new schools and associated rail and road infrastructure.
Ground was broken on the £1 billion development by the cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment Alex Neil yesterday (July 16th), following the granting of planning permission in April.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Neil said: "The Scottish government has always argued that investing in our infrastructure is one of the primary ways to create jobs and stimulate growth in our economy.
"This development in West Lothian illustrates how co-operation between the public and private sector can … stimulate the wider economy."
The first phase of work will support 300 jobs a year, with the whole scheme expected to take at least 15 years.
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