greenbelt sponsoring community involvement

Greenbelt sponsored one of Scotland's top awards for innovation shown by cutting edge house builders.

CALA won the Homes for Scotland Community Involvement Award for its development at Winchburgh, West Lothian. The company had worked creatively with local residents, including school children, to involve them in the development process.

The awards were presented by broadcaster Sally Magnusson and Keith Geddes, deputy chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, at a ceremony attended by 700 industry representatives.

Keith Geddes said: "We were very impressed with the consistent high standards demonstrated by house builders through their entries. The winners successfully demonstrated that their particular idea was at the cutting edge of the industry's attempts to develop genuinely creative ways of doing things."

* Homes for Scotland represents the country's house building industry, which builds 25,000 new homes a year. The awards recognised innovation in addressing key issues such as the environment, providing affordable housing, involving local communities and improving customer service.