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Proposed Plan

The LDP Proposed Plan is a material consideration in the determination of any planning applications for development in West Lothian and will in time when adopted by the council, replace the West Lothian Local Plan.

The Proposed Plan provides information on proposed development sites throughout West Lothian and policies to be considered when assessing planning applications.

The Proposed Plan was published on the 12 October 2015 and a six week consultation period was initiated. Representations received to the Proposed Plan within this period can be viewed at Local Development Plan Proposed Plan Representations

All representations received within the consultation period, and the council's proposed response to these, were considered by the Council Executive on 29 June 2016 and the Council Executive subsequently authorised officers to proceed with the submission of the Proposed Plan to the Scottish Government's Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) for Examination.

The Proposed Plan was submitted for Examination to Scottish Ministers on 28 October 2016 and the Examination formally commenced in 18 January 2017. To find out more about the examination please click on the menu tab entitled 'Examination'.

Plan Proposed Plan maps and information

pdf icon Proposed Plan: text [5Mb] To get a better insight into the Proposed Plan, please view text and maps together.

If you are interested in a particular site, please note that these are set out by settlement. These are set out in alphabetical order in the Proposed Plan text.

Useful sections may be: 

It may also be useful to know that proposals not in settlement areas will be found in the Landward sections.

pdf icon Map1 : West Lothian [2Mb]

pdf icon Map 2 : Linlithgow and Broxburn Area [2Mb]: Bridgend Broxburn Burnside Ecclesmachan Linlithgow / Linlithgow Bridge; Newton / Woodend; Philpstoun / Old Philpstoun; Threemiletown; Uphall; and Winchburgh.

pdf icon Map 3 : Livingston Area [3Mb]: Livingston; Mid Calder; Polbeth; Pumpherston / Uphall Station; and Seafield.

pdf icon Map 4 : Bathgate Area [2Mb]: Armadale; Bathgate; Blackburn; East Whitburn; Greenrigg; and Whitburn.

pdf icon Map 5 : Villages [2Mb]: Addiewell / Loganlea; Blackridge; Breich; Bridgecastle; Dechmont; East Calder; Fauldhouse; Kirknewton; Longridge; Stoneyburn / Bents; Torphichen; West Calder; Westfield; and Wilkieston.

pdf icon WLLDP Proposed Plan: an easy read guide [571kb]

Supporting Documents

pdf icon Equalities and Human Rights Impact Assessment [236kb]

pdf icon Habitats Regulations Appraisal [2Mb]

pdf icon Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) [448kb]

pdf icon Strategic Flood Risk Assessment [532kb]

pdf icon Action Programme [390kb]

pdf icon Transport Appraisal [2Mb]

pdf icon Local Landscape Designation Review - update [3Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Classification - August 2014 [3Mb]

The proposed plan document can be purchased at a cost of £95 (inclusive of Proposals Maps), other documents costs on request.

For further information about the LDP process please email or write to the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals, 4 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR, or telephone 01324 696454.

If you have any queries relating specifically to the West Lothian Local Development Plan, or just want to provide feedback and comments on our service, please email the Development Planning team. You can also write to us at Development Planning, Planning and Economic Development, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF or phone 01506 280000.