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Proposal to Relocate Cedarbank School

West Lothian Council agreed, on 23 April 2019, to undertake formal consultation on the proposal to relocate Cedarbank School, Livingston.

Statutory Consultation

In terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act), any proposed changes to a school estate in this case relocation of an education establishment, requires Statutory Public Consultation.

The Consultation involves the parents/carers/children and staff of Cedarbank School, as well as all other key stakeholders associated with the school and statutory consultees as detailed in Schedule 2 of the Act. 

West Lothian Council has a statutory obligation to adopt a whole authority approach when consulting on any proposal to amend the Additional Support Needs School Estate. To this regard, all mainstream education establishments in West Lothian will be offered information on the proposed relocation of Cedarbank School.

Consultation Paper

The consultation paper is available electronically on the attached link pdf icon Cedarbank Relocation Consultation Document [1Mb] and will be made available in paper format for uplift from the Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF. Paper copies can also be requested from the undernoted West Lothian Council Contact.

Consultation Period

The Consultation period will run from Monday 9 September 2019 until Wednesday 30 October 2019.

This timescale adheres to the statutory consultation period for such circumstances which is a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks and include at least 30 school days.

Public Consultation Meeting

Public consultation meetings give interested parties opportunity to express their views on the proposal.

Public meetings will be held in respect of this proposal at:

Cedarbank School - Wednesday 18 September 2019 - 6.30pm-8.00pm

The James Young High School - Thursday 26 September 2019 - 6.30pm-8.00pm

West Lothian Council Contact

During the consultation period any views on this proposal can be sent in writing to:

Melanie Laurie
Education Services
Civic Centre
Howden Road South
EH54 6FF

Responses can also be made by e-mail to

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on or before Wednesday 30 October 2019.