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Planning and Building Standards

Information on planning and building regulations in West Lothian, detailing how to apply, checking applications, full regulatory information and details of development plans in the area.

Planning Applications

Find out how to apply for planning permission, how to object to an application, and how an application is decided by the council's Development Management service. Please Note: Development Management is about to install a new software system for processing planning applications. Between 28 June and 13 July 2017 there will be no public access to the planning portal to submit comments on an application, and the registration of new applications will be delayed.

Planning Policy

Preparation of the Development Plan and other supporting policies, information or studies which form the basis for making decisions on planning applications.