Main Issues Report
The MIR was the first formal stage in producing the West Lothian Local Development Plan. Its primary function was as a discussion document, to focus and stimulate debate. It set out what officers had identified as the key land use planning issues in West Lothian and invited comment on those issues that were changing from the adopted West Lothian Local Plan (2009). The MIR identified a preferred option and a reasonable alternative and was informed by a sound evidence base. It was also important for aligning development planning with the Strategic Environmental Assessment.