Local Plan Review Public Consultation – Emerging Strategies

As you are aware, the Local Plan Review is underway. The Council will shortly be consulting on a range of alternative options for meeting the Borough’s housing and employment needs during the plan period to 2036.  Included within the reviewed Plan are also draft revised development management policies to guide decision making on planning applications submitted to the Council. 

Please could you forward this notice to all your parish councillors. It would also be helpful if you could encourage your parishioners to get involved in the consultation, to view the documents and to submit their comments.  Posters for parish noticeboards will be sent out in the internal mail but you may also wish to use your parish websites and/or social media.  From Monday 29th July the documents can be viewed on our consultation portal which can accessed at:  Paper copies of the documents will also be available at SBC Reception, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street and these libraries: Central Swindon, North Swindon, West Swindon, Highworth, Wroughton and Parks. 

The consultation begins on Monday 29th July and continues for 8 weeks until 5pm Monday 23rd September.  We are seeking the views of residents and businesses in order to develop the Council’s preferred approach which will be set out in the final draft plan to be consulted on during winter 2019/20. 

Comments should be submitted using the on-line consultation portal available from the website above. Comments can also be sent by e-mail to or by post to Planning Policy, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH but should respond to the questions posed by the Local Plan Emerging Strategies Summary Report.

Yours faithfully

Philip Smith, Service Manager Planning Policy

Sent by:

Karen Phimister

Planner (Planning Policy)

Planning Service

Swindon Borough Council