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Local development plan (LDP)

The council submitted the Swansea Local Development Plan 2010-2025 (the LDP) to the Ministers of the Welsh Government for independent examination on 28 July 2017.

Latest Update:

The programmed hearings for the Examination of the Swansea LDP concluded on the 11th September 2018.

At a Council meeting on 25th October Elected Members recommended to approve a statutory public consultation on the PDF Document 'Matters Arising Changes' (MACs) (PDF, 20MB)Opens new window to the Deposit LDP arising from the examination, and on the updated corresponding reports relating to Habitats Regulations Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal.  The LDP Planning Inspectors have also suggested changes to the Plan, which are known as PDF Document Inspectors Matters Arising Changes (or I-MACs) (PDF, 133KB)Opens new window, and comments are also invited on these during the public consultation.

The public consultation will begin on 1st November 2018, and will run for a 6 week period ending at 12 noon on Friday, 14th December 2018.

The full schedule of MACs and I-MACs, and the updated HRA and SA reports, are available to view and consultation responses can be submitted through the LDP consultation webpage at

Alternatively, a representation form can be downloaded and returned by email to or post to Tracey Smith, Programme Officer, Room G.7.5 Planning Services, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN



The Deposit Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Deposit LDP was published for consultation between 18 July - 31 August 2016. View the Deposit Plan and consultation representations and the Council's response.

The LDP Examination

Current position on Swansea LDP Examination.

Pre-deposit LDP stages

The stages of plan preparation which informed the Deposit Plan.

LDP Delivery Agreement

The delivery agreement is the first stage of the LDP preparation process and sets out how the process is to be managed, a timetable for delivery and the Council's policies for involving the community.

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