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Swindon Local Plan

Local Plan review

Swindon Borough Local Plan review public consultation

We are carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon for the period to 2036. Swindon Borough Council has published the Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Draft Version of theLocal Plan for public representations.

Proposed submission draft stage

The draft Local Plan review sets out where 20,450 homes could be built in the Borough up to 2036. In order to reach the required housing target and, following the consultation earlier this year, a number of urban housing sites have been added to the draft Local Plan. In addition, a number of sites have been identified for future housing growth outside the Swindon urban area.

It also includes draft development management policies. These will guide the decisions made on planning applications submitted to the council. 

The consultation ran from Tuesday, 17 December 2019 until 5.00pm on Friday, 31 January 2020. Submissions are now being reviewed and the document will later be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination.

Next steps

All comments submitted as part of the consultation will be carefully considered in relation to the tests of soundness and legal compliance to inform the development of the Local Plan review. The draft Local Plan will then later be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

Previous stages

All documents from previous stages of the development of the Local Plan review (including the issues and options consultation in 2017, and the emerging strategies consultation in 2019) are available to view on the consultation portal.

Comments received during the issues and options consultation are summarised in the report below:

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