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Council elections 2022 – West Lothian Council will be run as a minority Labour...

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West Lothian Council will run by a minority Labour administration in a deal described as a “grubby coalition with the Tories” by the SNP, who found themselves unable to take control despite winning the...

West Lothian Council agree increase of 3% in council tax rise and a £500...

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A £500 million investment in services and support for local people has been agreed by West Lothian Council – as they approved a 3% rise in council tax. The revenue budget for the next year...

West Lothian Council meeting ends in disarray

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By Stuart Sommerville, Local Democracy Reporter A bitter exchange between councillors ended with West Lothian’s Provost pulling the plug on a live feed of a full council meeting – shortly after they had agreed a...

West Lothian Council may stop using wheelie bins

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By Stuart Sommerville, Local Democracy Reporter Bin bunkers for storing rubbish underground could be introduced in West Lothian to replace wheelie bins. Councillors backed a motion from SNP group depute leader Councillor Frank Anderson to investigate the...

County halves carbon emissions in eight years

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West Lothian has nearly halved its carbon emissions in eight years, building on the 40% cut it achieved after declaring its climate emergency policy in September 2019. Reports set to go before the council next...

West Lothian Council to consult on Spaces for People measures and failings of 20mph...

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A “full and engaging consultation” into the failings of new 20mph zones and  the Spaces for People (SfP) programme is to be carried out by West Lothian Council  A composite motion agreed by the Conservatives and the...

Larger wind turbines given approval despite opposition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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by Stuart Somerville Local Democracy Reporter West 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

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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

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by Stuart Sommerville, Local Democracy Reporter The 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’

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by Stuart Sommerville Local Democracy Reporter New 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

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By Stuart Sommerville, LDR A 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

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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

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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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