The facts behind local development plan

Caption: West Lothian Council Civic Centre HQ
Caption: West Lothian Council Civic Centre HQ

West Lothian Council has launched a public consultation on the Main Issues Report (MIR), one of the landmark stages in the preparation of the new West Lothian Local Development Plan (LDP).

The views of local residents and groups on future developments for the area are being sought.

The new West Lothian Local Development Plan will ultimately set out where most new developments are proposed and the policies that will guide decision-making on planning applications for the next decade and beyond.

The consultation period will run until October 17 and will be supported by a programme of drop-in public events across West Lothian to stimulate debate and discussion on the area’s main planning issues.

The Linlithgow event is in the Burgh Halls on Tuesday, September 30, from 10am to 6.30pm.

Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: “West Lothian Council would encourage anyone with an interest in how their local area develops to give us their views.

“The consultation seeks opinions on a number of key issues involving future development in the area.

“The council is hoping to gather the views and comments of as many individuals and groups as possible, so please come along to our drop-in events or get your views to us before the October 17 deadline.”

Planning officers will be on hand at the drop-in events to help answer questions.

The council will also be hosting separate consultation sessions with community councils and key infrastructure providers.

To view the MIR, please visit