West Lothian Council Consultation
During the summer of 2017 West Lothian Council consulted residents of Linlithgow on a plan to redevelop the Vennel. The aim of the project is to raise income for West Lothian Council through the disposal of a number of properties in and around the Vennel which will not be required by the Council when the library moves to the new Partnership Centre at County Buildings.
The West Lothian Council documents can be viewed by clicking on the following links:
Linlithgow Planning Forum
To determine what the community thought of the Vennel being redeveloped, Linlithgow Planning Forum held an exercise comprised, a survey (on-line and in the Library), table events at the Cross, interviews with residents, an exhibition and a final summary questionnaire.
For a more detailed description of what area is included for the consultation read an overview
Between 16th July 2017 – 28th August 2017, Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge Community Council carried out a survey online and an identical paper based survey. The results are published here.
Vennel Redevelopment Survey Results
On the 29th August 2017, an Exhibition was held at the Low Port Centre which was attended by 150 people.
Vennel Exhibition Boards
The Civic Trust prepared a number of boards which showed the Vennel as it was in the past, as it is today and how it might look in the future. A snapshot of the Boards can be viewed here.
Vennel Exhibition Questionnaire
Having viewed the Boards 120 attendees completed a questionnaire. The questionnaire results can be found by clicking the following link. Questionnaire results.
Vennel Redevelopment Comments
A huge number of comments were received online, from the door to door survey of Vennel residents and written comments received at the library and these were all recorded. They can all be viewed here.
Community Council response to West Lothian Council
All the results of the survey and exhibition plus all the comments were sent to West Lothian Council, you can view the actual response of the Community Council to West Lothian Council by clicking on the following link:
Vennel consultation letter to West Lothian Council
Civic Trust response to West Lothian Council
The response of Linlithgow Civic Trust can be found at http://lbt.scot/civic-trust/planning.
When we receive West Lothian Council’s response to your comments we will add them here.