Swindon Local Plan

Local Plan review

Draft Local Plan Review 2036 public consultation

Please note: The consultation documents can be viewed, downloaded and commented on at the consultation portal.

You now have extra time to share your views on the Draft Local Plan. The Regulation 19 consultation period has been extended, and the consultation on the Draft Local Plan 2036 will close on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 5.00pm.

It has come to our attention that there was error with one of the email addresses we provided for responses to the Local Plan. The correct email address (forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk) can be used to send us your feedback in addition to other methods described below. We understand only a small number of residents have been affected by this error, but if you have recently made a representation to this process that has bounced back, please resend your comments to the above email address. Any comments sent to the correct email address will have been received and will be reviewed.

Please read the Public Notification of Extension.

We are in the process of undertaking a review of the adopted Swindon Local Plan 2026 to extend the period covered up to 2036.

Public consultation

Consultation on the Draft Local Plan Review 2036 was first held between Tuesday, 17 December 2019 and 5.00pm on Friday, 31 January 2020. 

In light of legislative changes and representations made, the Council has now prepared a revised Draft Local Plan Review to guide and mange development to 2036. A ten week formal period of consultation on this revised Draft Local Plan 2036 document is open from Thursday, 29 July to Thursday 7 October 2021, 5.00pm. Please note that this provides an extension to the original closing date of Thursday, 16 September 2021.

This is the final opportunity for you to have your say on the legal compliance and soundness of the Local Plan before it is submitted to the Government for examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Representations made during this consultation period will be sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration through the examination process.

Responses made during the previous consultation will also be made available to the Inspector.

The consultation documents, including the Draft Local Plan Review 2036, accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and other relevant information can be viewed, downloaded and commented on at the consultation portal, which is the preferred method for response.

Alternatively you can use the form below to respond via e-mail at: forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk or by post to:

Swindon Borough Council Planning Policy
5th Floor, Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street
Swindon, SN1 2JG.

Please also read the documents below for further details on how to submit your representations to the Council and what you must consider when preparing your representations:

The revised draft local plan 2036

The revised Draft Local Plan Review 2036 sets out the development strategy and policy framework for Swindon and once adopted, will be used to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2036.  It proposes a range of strategies, including site allocations, to provide sufficient housing, employment and town centre sites to meet the Borough’s future needs. It also includes draft development management policies to guide decision making on the quality of planning applications submitted to the Council.


The current and next steps for producing the Local Plan Review 2036 are shown below. More detailed information is contained within our local development scheme.

Next steps

Following the completion of the Regulation 19 stage public consultation, the Council will prepare the documents for submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for public examination.

Previous stages

All documents from previous stages of the Local Plan Review process, including ‘Regulation 18 - Issues and Options’ and ‘Regulation 18 - Preferred Options’, are available to view on the consultation portal.

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