Swindon Local Plan

Local Plan review

Local Plan review – emerging strategies public consultation

We are carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon for the period to 2036. The first stage, an issues and options public consultation, took place during the winter of 2017/18. A further public consultation is now taking place. 

Emerging strategies stage

This consultation will look at the reviewed plan which proposes alternative strategies to meet our future housing and employment needs. It also includes draft development management policies. This is to guide the decisions made on planning applications submitted to the council. 

The consultation will last for eight weeks from Monday, 29 July until Monday, 23 September 2019 at 5.00pm.

How can I view the documents and comment on the Local Plan review?

We would encourage you to make your comments through the online consultation portal. You will also be able to view all associated documents through this portal.

Alternatively, paper copies of the consultation documents are available to view during normal opening hours at:

Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street

You can also view them at the following libraries: Central Swindon, North Swindon, West Swindon, Highworth, Wroughton, and Parks.

You may send your comments by e-mail to: forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk or by post to:

Planning Policy
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street

Make sure you answer the questions in the Local Plan Emerging Strategies Summary Report. Comments must be received no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 23 September 2019.

Next steps

The feedback from this consultation will be used to develop our preferred approach which will be set out in the final draft. A further consultation will take place on this document during winter 2019/20 before it is submitted for examination. The timetable for this work is set out on the Local Development Scheme webpage.

Previous stages

Comments received during the earlier issues and options consultation have informed this Local Plan Review and are summarised in the report below:

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