Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council is holding a seven week formal period of consultation on the revised Draft Local Plan 2036 from Thursday, 29 July until Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 5.00pm.

Local Plan Submission Revised Draft Plan: Local Plan review | Swindon Local Plan | Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Local Plan Revised Pre-Submission Draft (Regulation 19)

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.

Swindon Borough Council wants your views on whether the Plan is legally compliant, sound and complies with the duty to co-operate. The definition of soundness is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Pre-Submission Local Plan must be:

  • Justified: Is the Local Plan an appropriate development strategy, based on a proportionate, logical and credible evidence base?
  • Effective: Can the Local Plan deliver what it sets out to do, and with the agreement of neighbouring authorities?
  • Positively prepared: Will the Local Plan meet the area’s objectively assessed needs as a minimum, and show that homes, jobs, services, and infrastructure, can be sustainably delivered?
  • Consistent with National Policy: Does the Local Plan accord with the National Planning Policy Framework?

The Plan and associated documents including the Sustainability Appraisal, are available to view and download from the event.  Guidance has been prepared to help you complete the representation form.

The preferred method for response is through the online consultation portal (here). Alternatively by:

e-mail to forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk

or post to: Swindon Borough Council Planning Policy, 5th Floor, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH.

Comments are invited during the consultation period, which runs from Thursday 29 July 2021 until 5pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.

The consultation documents can also be viewed during normal opening hours at:
Swindon Borough Council reception, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon; and
Central Library, Highworth Library, North Swindon Library, Parks Library, West Swindon Library, and Wroughton library.

Submitted comments will not be made visible on the portal until after the consultation is closed.
Comments will be accepted as valid unless they are defamatory, discriminatory or offensive in their nature.

How to comment

To add a comment to a particular policy or section click the ‘Add Comments’ button on the right of the page to open up a form to complete. You will be asked to register or login when providing us with your comments and to do this, please click ‘Login/Register’ at the top of this page.

For your comments to be taken as a formal submission you are required to state your name and address. In line with the Data Protection Act 2018, Swindon Borough Council will treat and protect your data in accordance with the Act. If you wish to withdraw or amend your personal data, you will need to contact Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Policy team either by email (forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk) or in writing: Planning Policy, Swindon Borough Council, SN1 2JH. For further information on how your data is handled please visit https://www.swindon.gov.uk/directory_record/23261/planning_policy_privacy_notice

 Please note it is not possible for representations to be anonymous. Your comments and your name (and organisation/job title, if relevant), will be publicly available. Please see Terms & Conditions on the SBC website.

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