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Land and property


West Lothian Council has a number of services that involve property, from Planning and Development Management to leasing commercial property owned by the council.


Follow the links below to find out more about Council Services:

Property Management & Development (PM&D)


PM&D manages those properties that are owned by West Lothian Council, but which aren’t used for the direct delivery of council services.  We also manage the council’s headquarter buildings, and provide professional property advice and support to other council services.  We are involved in the provision of new sites and properties to encourage the economic development of West Lothian.

Planning Services

Developers, businesses or local residents who are a considering a new development or a property extension, can access advice and assistance on the approvals and consents needed from the council’s Planning Services team.  You may also need help with listed building consent or advertisement consent.


Date of last update:  21/10/2013

How the local plan shapes our environment

Development Plan

The structure plan and local plan provide guidance on the location of development across West Lothian.
Supplementary Planning Guidance

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

SPG documents and developer contribution policies for applicants.
Climate change

Climate change

Find out about climate change in West Lothian and how it affects you
construction work

Building Standards

Building warrant applications,completion certificates, letter of comfort, reporting a dangerous building.
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