West Lothian Council planning authority: core documents

West Lothian council planning authority core documents library for use in planning and environmental appeals.

To submit materials to be considered as part of this collection, email them to DPEA@gov.scot.

Planning authorities can make submissions using the eplanning document exchange system.

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, you must hyperlink the document name with the URL for the document. Please note it is not sufficient to provide a link to the front page of the core documents library, accompanied by a list of relevant documents. The links must to be to each specific document referred to. Any document lists submitted without complete links for each document will be returned to you. If you are referring to an extract of a larger document, you should specify the relevant section in your document list e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2.

The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for the West Lothian Council planning authority.

Local development plan

Current local development plan

Local development plan maps

Supplementary Guidance

Planning Guidance


Planning guidance - air quality 2018

Controlling Obtrusive Lighting (Light Pollution) & Reducing Lighting Energy Consumption Adopted March 2020

Health Impact Assessment - 2017

Planning for Nature - Development Management & Wildlife - April 2020

Developer Contributions Towards Public Art - January 2020

Minerals (Including Restoration Bonds) - February 2020

Active Travel Plan for West Lothian 2016 - 2021: Making Active Connections

Mobile Snack Bars

Shopfronts and Advertisements in Conservation Areas - Adopted May 2020

Developer Obligations for General Infrastructure for Site Delivery

Areas of Built Heritage and Townscape Value

The Vennel Linlithgow

House Extension - Alteration Guide

The Historic Environment - Adopted Version - Updated July 2021

West Lothian LDP

West Lothian Local Development Plan - Adopted 2018

West Lothian

Linlithgow and Broxburn Area

Livingston Area

Bathgate Area


Affordable Housing 2018

Development in the Countryside 2018

Flooding and Drainage 2018

Planning and Noise 2017

Residential Development Guide

Planning & Education


Planning and Environmental Appeals Twitter Feed

Email: DPEA@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 6668

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park

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