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Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026

Local Plan review

The Council is in the early stages of the Review of the Swindon Borough Local Plan to extend the plan horizon beyond 2026.

To further understand the issues to be addressed through the review of the Local Plan and which policies should be modified and how, the Council carried out a six week public consultation between November 7 and December 19 2017. At this stage in the process no decisions have been made on the future locations for growth and development beyond that contained within the adopted Local Plan.

Swindon and Wiltshire joint spatial framework

Local planning authorities are legally required to co-operate with each other over issues that cross administrative boundaries. A range of different issues cross over the boundaries of Swindon Borough, Wiltshire and other councils and the appropriate means to deal with them varies accordingly.  Several issues will benefit from direct co-operation between Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council. 

Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council are therefore, working together to prepare a Joint Spatial Framework. The Joint Spatial Framework will guide the overall pattern of development across the wider area of the two councils, setting out a distribution of new jobs, homes and infrastructure. It will provide evidence to inform the councils’ individual local plan reviews. Decisions over detailed site allocations will be made through the councils’ individual local plan reviews. An ‘Issues Paper’ was prepared to stimulate discussion and included specific questions on which the Council would like to hear your views. Comments were invited during the consultation period as outlined above.

Further information on the public consultation

For further information on the Local Plan Review and the Joint Spatial Framework consultation, including the consultation documents and, once completed, a summary of the responses, please visit the Planning Policy Consultation Portal.

Next steps

The feedback from the recent consultation will inform future consultations on a draft joint spatial framework and draft options for the Swindon Local Plan Review, programmed to take place during 2018. The timetable for this work is set out on the Local Development Scheme webpage.

Last updated: 02 February 2018. Was this information helpful?

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