Related Planning Information

Includes planning services consultations, housing land audit, planning aid information and tree preservation orders.

Planning Services is involved in a wide range of initiatives through which the policies and aspirations of the development plan are consulted on then delivered. View all open consultations originated by Planning Services here.
The latest population and census figures for West Lothian.
The latest service and performance information related to Planning Services.
Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is an independent organisation which offers a free (subject to eligibility) and impartial planning helpline.
An image relating to Biodiversity in West Lothian
Although West Lothian is an urban dominated environment the diversity and quality of its countryside and urban areas is important in the context of sustainable development and its communities.
An image relating to West Lothian's Core Paths Plan
Core paths can be paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plans. A Core Path Plan provides a basic framework of routes for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout a particular area for walking, cycling, horse riding and other non-motorised activities .
An image relating to Contaminated Land
Land contamination typically arises from historical activities, which occurred at a time when there was less awareness or regulation to control or clean up substances entering our environment. Such activities includes engineering works, mining, quarrying and waste disposal which may have left some sites with contamination issues which need to be addressed.