Planning Applications

Information on planning applications including checking whether permission is needed, how to apply, view existing applications and planning enforcement.

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You will probably need planning permission if you want to build something new, alter a building or change the use of a building or land.
Use our pre-application enquiry service to assess whether your proposal would be likely to obtain planning permission.
Apply for planning permission, find out the planning fee and other consents which might be required.
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View, object to or comment on a planning application.
How to submit a planning application and an application of the process.
We investigate and enforce alleged breaches of planning control.
Find out about the planning application process and how to seek a review or make an appeal.
The historic environment of West Lothian plays an important part in the quality and character of the area. Our historic environment includes listed buildings, conservation areas, scheduled monuments, archaeology and designed gardens and landscapes. The protection and enhancement of the historic environment is important in order to enable all of us, and future generations, to value and enjoy it