Swindon Local Plan 2026

Conservation area changes

Please note: The conservation areas known as the Swindon Railway Village and Swindon Railway Works have been merged and extended. This is designated and adopted as Swindon’s Railway Conservation Area.

We are in the process of updating this information to reflect the change. In the meantime, any queries should be directed to: conservation@swindon.gov.uk.

You can also find out more about conservation areas across Swindon.

The Swindon Local Plan is the principal planning policy document for the Borough, providing the development strategy to deliver sustainable growth to the year 2026.

It sets out how much development the Borough needs and identifies where, when, and how development will take place.

It also includes a set of more detailed development management policies used to assess planning applications in the Borough.

The Swindon Local Plan was formally adopted by Swindon Borough Council on 26 March 2015:

Policies map

Accompanying the Local Plan is the Policies Map which shows where the policies apply and what uses the land is allocated for.

The Policies Map has been divided into 23 overlapping tiles for ease of printing and an Interactive Policies Map has been created for ease of viewing.

The interactive map below shows the adopted policies in the Local Plan. You can search for a particular address or postcode and toggle individual layers on and off using the panel on the left hand side of the map. 

Clicking a point on the map will show which Local Plan policies apply at that location. You can also change the base map between ordnance survey, aerial imagery and a black and white map.

If you have any queries about the map, including any suspected errors, please email forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk with a screenshot of the area you are concerned about.

If you would like to view a full screen version of the map please click here

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