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Supplementary Planning Guidance: Developer contributions for Primary School Infrastructure In Armadale
The below report was considered at the council's Development and Transport Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel on 13 June 2013. The panel noted the revised guidance and allowed it to go forward to consultation. This draft SPG, which would replace existing Armadale infrastructure SPG, sets out a strategy for securing the developer contributions required to provide new education infrastructure which will support housing growth in Armadale. The council would like to receive any comments from interested parties by 5pm on Friday 26 July 2013 at the latest. Thereafter any comments will be considered and reported back to the Council Executive, who will consider if the updated guidance should be approved.
- Draft SPG – Developer contributions for Primary School Infrastructure in Armadale PDSP report and appendix (PDF, 195KB)
Draft Supplementary planning guidance: Spatial Framework and assessment criteria for on-shore wind energy development in West Lothian
The Development and Transportation Policy and Development Scrutiny Panel of West Lothian Council approved the above document for external consultation at its meeting of 18 April 2013.
This Supplementary planning guidance (SPG) was prepared in response to Scottish Government’s renewable energy initiative and conforms to the requirements of the consolidated Scottish Planning Policy (2010). Spatial frameworks for wind energy are usually underpinned by landscape capacity studies (LCS) prepared by specialist consultants. The SPG is based on this background technical document.
The proposed guidance on wind energy was assessed under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 as requiring full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the form of an Environmental Report.
Once finalised, it is intended that the final approved SPG will be adopted as council policy and become a material consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications.
This consultation comprises three documents:
- SPG: Spatial Framework and assessment criteria for on-shore wind energy development in West Lothian (PDF, 3.35MB)
- SEA: Environmental report: Draft supplementary planning guidance - wind energy (PDF, 3.4MB)
- LCS: Landscape Capacity Study for Wind Energy Development in West Lothian: Technical Report (PDF, 4.45MB)
The consultation is primarily web-based. Copies of the documents have been placed at eight centres across West Lothian: Armadale Library; Simpson Library, Bathgate; Broxburn Library; Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, CIS Reception - County Buildings, Linlithgow; Reception - West Lothian Civic Centre; East Calder Library; West Calder Library; and Whitburn Library.
Comments should be submitted in writing by e-mail or post by Friday 12 July 2013.
- Find out what is proposed for Winchburgh although this consultation has finished we think you might still find this link of interest.
Planning Services is also involved in a wide range of initiatives through which the policies and aspirations of the development plan are delivered. Typically, these projects involve partnerships with other key public and private sector agencies whereby resources, statutory powers and expertise are brought together in pursuit of common objectives, including for example, the delivery of key infrastructure to help support appropriate development in West Lothian.
The council also consults statutory and non statutory consultees on planning applications where required and appropriate.