Killandean Community Allotment Association have recently received £101,370 in the latest round of grant awards from the Climate Challenge Fund! The money will be used to fund the planned Phase I of a project to develop 35 allotment plots and a community garden on 2 acres of land owned by West Lothian council in Livingston. The grant will cover the cost of fencing, paths, community facilities, sheds, rainwater harvesting and composting as well as communal tools and other minor items.
The project is supported by both West Lothian Council and Livingston Village Community Council. The end result will be the first allotment site for 25 years to be developed in West Lothian on local authority owned land. Work is expected to start on site in the middle of 2014, once the final details of the lease and planning consent have been agreed. As well as providing a growing space for local residents, the allotment site is projected to save more than 350 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the next 15 years.