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Larger wind turbines given approval despite opposition

Six wind turbines are to be built on the fringe of the Pentlands National Park, despite fears it will hit tourism and disrupt vital broadband signals for local residents.Plans had already been approved for the...

Cycle path now complete between Armadale and Whitburn

Cycling between Armadale and Whitburn has just become a whole lot easier following the completion of a new, off-road cycle path joining the two communities along the east side of the B8084.In total...

West Lothian developing 20mph zones under Spaces for People

Police are working with West Lothian Council on the development of the 20mph zones introduced under the Spaces for People programmes.Sgt Ian Wells said the work was ongoing  as the 20mph trial develops but...

Planning permission granted for Bangour site

The major redevelopment of Bangour Hospital site to create almost 1000 new homes has been given the green light by a meeting of West Lothian Council’s Planning Committee.Planning permission in principle was voted through...

Coronavirus – West Lothian to spend a further £1 million

by Stuart Somerville Local Democracy ReporterWest Lothian Council will spend a further £1milllion to support individuals, families and communities.This is broken down into £639,000 for financial hardship interventions and £413,000 of council resources. Plans...

Engagement needed over growing Winchburgh

By Stuart Sommerville, Local Democracy Reporter.West Lothian Council needs to engage with the community of Winchburgh  to move forward in the row over a partnership  building for the growing village - that was the...

Livingston by-election postponed

by Stuart Sommerville, Local Democracy ReporterThe Returning Officer for West Lothian has confirmed that a decision has been made to postpone the Local Government By-Election due to be held in the Livingston South Ward with...

Plans for Linlithgow’s Vennel ‘don’t go far enough’

by Stuart Sommerville Local Democracy ReporterNew guidance for any potential redevelopment of the Vennel in Linlithgow is set to be approved.But the proposals don’t go far enough say the local community council, which has...

Lothian Country to base their West Lothian operation in Livingston

By Stuart Sommerville, LDRA former council depot in Livingston is to become the new base for Lothian Country buses in West Lothian – bringing new money and jobs to the town.West Lothian Council’s Executive...

Fishing – Clubbiedean opens on Saturday

Clubbiedean Trout Fishery in the Pentland Hills above Colinton opens for the season on Saturday with a fun day.Boats are already booked out but there will be bank fishing available and there are prizes...

Speedway – Armadale safe for this season

Speedway will go ahead at Armadale this season - Edinburgh Monarchs 70th anniversary - despite planning fears.That’s despite revelations from local Armadale councillor, Stuart Borrowman, that West Lothian Council officials “are minded to grant”...


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