Planning and Building Standards

Information on planning applications including checking whether permission is needed, how to apply, view existing applications and planning enforcement.
Check if a building warrant is required, a guide to estimating the value of building work, how to apply for a building warrant and viewing the building standards register.
Includes Planning Services originated consultations, information relative to biodiversity, contaminated land, the Core Path Plan, population, census and key service performance data.
Planning Services fulfils the statutory planning and building standards functions of the council. Development Planning is tasked with delivering the strategy and policy set out in the Scottish Government's National Planning Framework (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The Development Planning team is the part of the service responsible for preparation (and monitoring) of the Local Development Plan and other supporting planning policy guidance (PG & SG), information and studies, which guide future development and the use of land within West Lothian and form the basis for making decisions on planning applications.