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Planning Enforcement Charter 2018 - Consultation

West Lothian Council's Planning Enforcement team have launched a six-week consultation on the revised Enforcement Charter and welcomes comments from members of the public, Community Councils and our partner services within the Council before 5th July 2018.

Planning legislation gives local authorities enforcement powers to deal with a range of unauthorised land use activities. These generally involve the failure to obtain planning consent in advance of carrying out works or changes of use on land or to property, or failure to comply with a condition of a planning consent. However, the powers also extend into actions which give rise to a loss of amenity and limited powers are available to the planning authority to deal with land or property which is being kept in an untidy or derelict state and is resulting in a loss of amenity to the area.

For more information and to make comments on the consultation document, please click on the link below or visit your local library where a copy of the documents will be available to view:

https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/planningconsultations