Land for Jencks art piece
West Lothian Council’s Executive Committee has approved the community asset transfer of land to Kirknewton Community Development Trust (KCDT) which will be used to create a gateway art feature to the village.
The trust submitted an application for the transfer of land at Camps in Kirknewton which outlined proposals to create a gateway art feature by the renowned artist Charles Jencks.
They have in addition secured funding from the councils Vi l l a g e Improvement and Public Art funds and will manage the delivery of the project.
The land will extend the ownership of land previously transferred to KCDT for affordable housing.
Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick commented: “The council is pleased to confirm approval of the community asset transfer of land at Camps, Kirknewton to the KCDT for nil consideration. The transfer will enable the art project by Charles Jencks to proceed, which will raise the profile of Kirknewton and provide wider benefits.”