To keep abreast of planning in your area, you can check the West Lothian Council Planning Portal where postings are placed each week. It’s worth noting that planners are only obliged by law to notify ‘neighbours’. But that’s a very narrow section of people potentially affected by a development.
Uphall Community Council is a statutory consultee for all planning applications. In the case of major developments, the Community Council would organise a special public meeting and invite residents most likely to be affected. Planning is also a standing item at our regular meetings.
Any local resident is welcome to contact us about any planning issue and/or comment on any development application regardless of the Community Council’s response.
Part of Uphall is in a Conservation Area. Conservation areas have a special architectural or historic character which make them worthy of protection.
Special regulations apply for development in conservation areas. Some types of development which might normally be considered permitted development require an application for planning permission or conservation area consent.
A map showing which parts of Uphall are in the Conservation Area can be viewed here.