Property assets are essential to the services delivered by West Lothian Council. Managing these assets is a structured process that seeks to ensure best value for money from property assets and improved performance in meeting strategic needs.
West Lothian Council fully support the school estate strategy Building Our Future: Scotland's School Estate vision for 21st Century schools that provide well designed, well built and well managed schools that support national and local priorities, inspire children, young people and communities.
The aim of the Creative Learning Network (CLN) is to champion the arts, culture and creativity in schools within the overarching context of the Curriculum for Excellence for the long term benefit of learners.
Find information, advice and resources available for adults in West Lothian including Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT), Living in Safe Accommodation (LISA), Stop Smoking Service, Physical Disability Service, Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, asylum, immigration and citizenship.
Find social work services available in West Lothian including Children and Families Social Work, Social Work Emergency Team, Drugs and Alcohol Addiction, Learning Disability Service and Self Directed Support.
It was recognised that West Lothian needed ways forward to encourage economic growth. One of these ways was to help the housing market increase the rate of house building and in doing so add to the infrastructure of West Lothian.
The West Lothian Local Development Plan will in time provide the framework against which planning applications are assessed and will be reviewed every five years to ensure an up to date plan is in place to guide future development in the area.
If you're unhappy with the decision of the Appointed Person to refuse your application, or if you don't agree with some of the the conditions which are attached to your permission, you can request a review of the decision by the council's Local Review Body.
The Monitoring Statement provides an overview of the demographics, housing, retail, economic and environmental trends in the plan area and an opportunity for assessing progress on the West Lothian Local Plan and identifying matters which can be considered in the new West Lothian Local Development Plan
In approving Strategic Development Plan 1, Scottish Ministers require that SESplan prepare supplementary guidance on housing land to provide detailed information for Local Development Plans (LDP) as to how much of the overall SESplan housing land requirement for the period 2009 - 2024 should be met in each of the six member authority areas, which includes West Lothian. The supplementary guidance on housing land was approved by Scottish Ministers on 30 June 2014 and can be viewed on the SESplan website.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland Strategic Development Planning Area (SDPA), which was designated by Scottish Ministers on 25 June 2008 comprises City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Scottish Borders and West Lothian Councils. The key role of the SDPA is to prepare and maintain an up-to-date Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for the area, the first of which SESplan (SDP1), was approved by Scottish Ministers on 27 June 2013.
The West Lothian Local Plan is the main policy document that sets out a vision of how West Lothian should develop in a sustainable way, it is used by us for making decisions on development proposals and should be used by you before you make or comment on a planning application.
West Lothian's past is still very much present all around us. Important historic sites like Cairnpapple and Linlithgow Palace, stately homes like Hopetoun and the Binns, and the many museums and heritage attractions all help to bring the past alive.