Planning and building control

Important planning service update

We are currently receiving high numbers of planning applications, appeals and enquiries which means applications are taking longer to process and decisions are likely to be delayed beyond the anticipated time limits.

Planning officers are currently seeking extensions of time for determination.

We apologise for this delay and appreciate your continuing patience and understanding.

In light of this, we would encourage the use of the frequently asked questions webpage and the planning portal websitefor general enquiries.

Planning applications and prior approval update

From Wednesday, 5 July 2023 certain planning applications and prior approval applications with 9.4km of North Meadow Special Area of Conservation, must be subject to an Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulation 2017.

Please see our habitats, ecology and bio-diversity page to check if your application is affected.

Swindon town centre regeneration

Vision, projects and plans for the town centre re-development

Community infrastructure levy

Mandatory tariff set on new development

Report an alleged breach of planning

How we enforce planning law and control breaches

Swindon Heritage Action Zone

Scheme to revitalise historic areas of the town

Appeal against a planning decision

How to appeal and associated guidance on the Planning Portal

Apply for a local land charges searches

How to apply online, what to pay, advice and support

Tree protection

How to request a tree preservation order

Planning committee meetings and agendas

Browse details of planning decisions and committee documentation

Planning document copies and charges

How to request copies online and what to pay

Conservation areas

List of areas and supporting documentation

Listed buildings

Apply for listed building consent and search the National Heritage list

Landscape and countryside management

Guidance on landscape, arboriculture and countryside initiatives

Self build register

Guidance about building your own home

Habitats, ecology and bio-diversity

Natural environment requirements for planning applications and prior approvals

Nature conservation and creation

Work to protect and enhance nature and wildlife in Swindon