Swindon Local Plan
The Local Plan examination
The Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026 was examined by an independent planning inspector, Mr Mike Fox BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI.
The examination hearing sessions were open from 29 April 2014 to 22 May 2014. Following these sessions the inspector issued a number of proposed main modifications to the plan to ensure the plan is both sound and legally compliant.
The inspector instructed the council to consult on these main modifications, and consequently this took place between 18 September and 30 October 2014.
The inspector issued his report on 5 February 2015. The inspector found the plan sound and legally compliant subject to the council making the required modifications.
The inspector’s report is available to read below: