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Adopted Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) 2010-2025 was adopted on the 28th February 2019. The Plan was shortlisted as a finalist for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2020, and described as "An innovative, Strategic Planning Framework that sets out a bold placemaking vision for an ambitious City at the heart of the Swansea Bay Growth Region." Under the provisions of the Planning (Wales) Act, the Swansea LDP forms the statutory development plan for the Council. It will be used as the primary material consideration to inform decisions on planning applications and development proposals.

The Swansea LDP is an innovative and ambitious Plan that promotes a strong Placemaking agenda consistent with the Welsh Government's well-being objectives.  The Plan presents a positive approach to managing and promoting growth, and to delivering the supporting infrastructure required to underpin the transformative change that Swansea is anticipated to experience as the city at the heart of the Swansea Bay Region.  

The Plan contains a monitoring framework that will measure the effectiveness of Plan policies and inform Annual Monitoring Reports.

LDP Documents:

Click here to access the online version of the Swansea Local Development Plan.

Both the Written Statement and the Proposals Map are available in an interactive format.  Alternatively, the Swansea LDP can be downloaded below.  The document sets out the full range of Plan policies and proposals, and also includes the LDP Proposals Map.  High resolution versions of each map can be downloaded separately below.

Hard copies of the Swansea LDP can be purchased for £50.

The LDP spatial policies included on the Proposals Map have been digitally produced using Ordnance Survey Mapping data (License No: 100023509). Despite the data being surveyed to Ordnance Survey specification and published accuracy standards there could be incidents where the map boundary does not accurately reflect what is physically on the ground. 

LDP Supporting Documents: The LDP is supported by two key informative documents.  Whilst not part of the  statutory Plan, these set out information that are referenced in the LDP and/or may be material considerations in the consideration of planning applications.  These are described below:

Where designations are determined by other mechanisms or bodies, these are not shown on the LDP Proposals Map and are instead featured on a Constraints and Issues Map available separately.  This enables changes that are not determined by the Plan to be readily made during the course of the Plan period.

Information shown on the Constraints and Issues Map is compiled from numerous sources and updated at regular intervals. Where new information has been made available, there may be a period of time when the latest data is not shown on the map.  Users are advised to check the original source for the most up to date information.   It should be noted that not every constraint or issue that could affect decisions on a planning application is shown on the map, including areas of Common Land, Village Greens and Trees subject to Preservation Orders. The Council cannot be held responsible for the misuse or misinterpretation of any information and accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on the mapping.

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