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Local Development Plan Scheme (DPS)

The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 requires the publication of an annual Development Plan Scheme (DPS).

The DPS sets out the programme for preparing and reviewing the Local Development Plan and also explains what is involved at each of the key stages. It creates an awareness of the LDP preparation process and how and when people can engage with the process.

The Development Plan Scheme is reviewed annually and the most recent scheme is Development Plan Scheme No.13 which was published in February 2021 and has also been submitted to Scottish Ministers for information. It sets out how the council intends to progress the local development plan over the coming year.

If you have any questions relating to the Development Plan Scheme, you can complete the Icon for pdf DPS Feedback Form - DPS No.13 [565.08KB].

If you just want to provide comments on our service, please email the Development Planning & Environment team at You can also write to us at Development Planning & Environment, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF or phone 01506 280000.

NB Please ensure that Adobe Reader is as up-to-date as possible and has permission to save these forms before filling out. If it does not save, please print out and send to:

Development Planning and Environment Manager, West Lothian Council, Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF


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