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Planning and the environment

West Lothian has one of the fastest growing populations in Scotland and the council is committed to managing this growth in an environmentally sustainable way, by managing resources such as water and land efficiently, to conserve energy and the external environment.

Updated 13/03/2013

How the local plan shapes our environment

Development Plan

The structure plan and local plan provide guidance on the location of development across West Lothian.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

SPG documents and developer contribution policies for applicants.

Climate change

Climate change

Find out about climate change in West Lothian and how it affects you

construction work

Building Standards

Building warrant applications,completion certificates, letter of comfort, reporting a dangerous building.


Energy and sustainability

Find out more about energy conservation and check your own carbon footprint.


Development Management

Submit or view a planning application. Staff contact details.

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