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Purchasing council-owned land

Due to high demand for our services, we are temporarily suspending this service and are not accepting new applications at this time. We hope our service will be back to normal by November 2020, but please check back for an update. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

The council owns land for operational and amenity purposes and may consider selling small plots adjacent to residential homes.

If you are interested in buying a small plot of Council owned amenity land adjacent to your own property please read the land purchase procedure (PDF) first and then complete the land purchase application form if you wish to proceed.

To apply online, please use the link below:

Apply to purchase council-owned land online

Alternatively, you can apply using this downloadable document:

Administration fees and charges

Type of fee Cost
Application fee £110
Land valuation fee £275
Statutory Notice charges for disposal of public open space £410
Change of Use planning application fee Refer to Planning Portal
Councils legal fee (varies depending upon complexity) £400 - £550

Enquiries and completed application forms should be directed to:

Property Assets
Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices
Euclid Street


Please be aware that the council is not obliged to sell any amenity land and charges non-refundable fees for considering each application.

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