- Business and trade
- Building Standards
- Building Standards - demolitions, defective and dangerous structures
- Building Standards - licences
- Local and statutory development plans
- Planning - applications
- Planning - consultations
- Planning - decisions, appeals and reviews
- Planning - listed buildings and conservation areas
- Planning - long term and area policies
- Planning - policies, advice and service levels
Planning and Building Standards
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 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 are a frequent user of the online planning site, the following link will take you directly to it (for those needing guidance please use the above link).
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.
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. The first annual report, covering the 12 months to 31 March 2012, 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.