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Main Issues Report (LDP) (1)

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.

The MIR was reported to and approved for consultation by the Council Executive on 19 June 2014.

In terms of plan preparation, the MIR was the principal vehicle for engaging and consulting with stakeholders and the public on the content of the new plan. The consultation period ran for a period of eight weeks between 25 August and 17 October 2014 and council officers organised and participated in a number of public events across West Lothian. 

254 representations were received in response to the consultation and these were systematically assessed and reported to the council's Development and Transport Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel on 23 April 2015. Officers reviewed the submissions, prepared responses, and drawing on the feedback, they helped inform the next key stage in the process, the production of the Proposed Plan. 

The key MIR documents can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate tabs:

Main Issues Report

pdf icon Main Issues Report August 2014 [3Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Appendices August 2014 [484kb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Key [28kb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: District Map [2Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 1 Linlithgow [4Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 2 Winchburgh [2Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 3 Broxburn [3Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 4 North Livingston [4Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 5 East Calder [2Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 6 South Livingston [3Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 7 Bathgate [3Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 8 Whitburn [3Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 9 Armadale [2Mb]

pdf icon Main Issues Report: Map 10 Fauldhouse [2Mb]

Main Issues Report (MIR) Representations

Monitoring Statement

pdf icon Monitoring Statement August 2014 [2Mb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report

pdf icon SEA: Environmental Report August 2014 [1Mb]

pdf icon SEA: Environmental Report Appendices August 2014 [3Mb]

pdf icon SEA: Environmental Report Maps August 2014 [8Mb]

Background Papers

pdf icon Economy background paper [1Mb]

pdf icon Housing background paper [945kb]

pdf icon Delivering Infrastructure in West Lothian [794kb]

pdf icon Transport Appraisal and Modelling [3Mb]

pdf icon Water Environment background paper [1Mb]

pdf icon West Lothian Placed Green Networks background paper [3Mb]

pdf icon Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) backgroundpaper [1Mb]

pdf icon Habitats Regulations Appraisal Statement [2Mb]

pdf icon West Lothian Landscape Character Classification [3Mb]

pdf icon West Lothian Local Landscape Designation Review [3Mb]

pdf icon Equality Impact and Health [220kb]

Additional information

pdf icon Consultatation response to Expression of Interest Sites [4Mb]

pdf icon Consultatation response to West Lothian Local Plan and Urban Capacity Sites [3Mb]

pdf icon MIR Consolidated Summary of Representations [4Mb]

 

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