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Planning and Building Standards


Building Standards

Hours of operation for the building standards duty service will be: 11:00am - 3:00pm

If you intend to alter (internally or externally), extend, erect, demolish or convert a building, you can find guidance on making a Building Warrant application.

You can find information about Building Standards including staff contact details.


You can contact a duty planner by telephone on 01506 282456 from 10am - 4pm or visit us at Lomond House during office hours.

You can view and comment on a planning application online. Type in the street name or application number that interests you, here you can view each document relating to the site and if you are within the consultation period, you can comment on the application (when commenting, your name and address is necessary to complete the submission).

If you want to build something, change the use of land or a building, or extend your house you will probably need planning permission. Here you can find guidance on making an application and the application forms.

If you have made , or are interested in, a planning application the following link will tell you everything you need to know about decisions, appeals and reviews.

Development plans outline how West Lothian should develop and affect the planning application process.

Conservation areas are areas of special historic or architectural interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. You can also find out about listed buildings.


Planning and Economic Development Management Plan

Planning Performance Framework

Each council is required to publish an annual report on performance and to produce an improvement plan for making the services it provides better for customers. This second annual report, covering the 12 months to 31 March 2013, was published on 30 September.

Customer care and complaints

We have a procedure for dealing with any formal comments or complaints relating to our service and have produced a statement of the level of care customers can expect.


Updated 13/02/14

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.
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