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Adopted supplementary planning guidance (SPG)

View our most recently adopted SPG.

The following documents have recently been adopted by the council in support of UDP (unitary development plan) policies:

PDF Document Shop front design guide (PDF, 5MB)Opens new window - This guidance has been prepared in order to set out the framework of design considerations in relation to changes to shop fronts as well as other commercial frontages such as banks, bars, coffee shops, restaurants etc within Swansea.

PDF Document Places To Live - Residential Design Guide (PDF, 13MB)Opens new windowThis guidance has been prepared in order to set out the framework of design considerations in relation to new residential development within Swansea.

PDF Document Infill and Backland Design Guide (PDF, 3MB)Opens new window - This guidance has been prepared in order to set out the framework of design considerations in relation to new residential infill and backland development.

PDF Document Gower AONB design guide (PDF, 19MB)Opens new window - The Gower AONB Design Guide helps property owners, developers and planners ensure that development respects the distinctive character of both the natural and built environment of Gower. The Guide provides a practical design tool to be used by all involved in the design and development process, whether planning permission is required or not.

PDF Document Planning for Community Safety (PDF, 793KB)Opens new window - This guidance has been prepared in partnership with South Wales Police to give guidance to all those involved in the built environment on the key issues to be considered in creating a safe environment where people can experience the best possible quality of life.

PDF Document Planning Obligations (PDF, 785KB)Opens new window - This guidance has been prepared in order to set out how the Council will use obligations to ensure that, where necessary, the impact of development is mitigated by appropriate improvements to local infrastructure, facilities or services.  A PDF Document user guide (PDF, 248KB)Opens new window has also been produced.

PDF Document District Centres, Local Centres and Community Facilities (PDF, 3MB)Opens new windowThis provides guidance for developers submitting planning applications within District and Local Centres, and provides a policy framework to consider proposals affecting important community facilities within the County.

PDF Document Non Retail Uses in Swansea City Centre (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window - This provides guidance for determining the appropriate proportion of non-retail uses within core shopping streets of the City Centre.

PDF Document Lighting Scheme Guidance for Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (PDF, 5MB)Opens new windowThis provides general advice on the use of outdoor lighting in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

PDF Document Design Guide for Household Development (PDF, 2MB)Opens new windowThis is a guide to help householders and their representatives when preparing planning applications for extensions or alterations to existing properties.

PDF Document City Centre Strategic Framework (PDF, 49MB)Opens new window - This helps facilitate and support development, transport, infrastructure and environmental enhancements within Swansea City Centre.

PDF Document The Conversion of Rural Buildings (PDF, 1MB)Opens new windowThis guidance provides supporting information and advice on the implementation of the Council's adopted Unitary Development Plan policies relating to the conversion of rural buildings.

PDF Document Tall Buildings Strategy (PDF, 19MB)Opens new windowThis guidance identifies appropriate places where tall buildings may be located.

PDF Document Swansea Bay Strategy (PDF, 2MB)Opens new windowThis guidance sets out the Council's vision for Swansea Bay, City Waterfront, St Helen's, Sketty Lane, Blackpill, Mumbles and Mumbles Pier..

PDF Document Car Parking Standards (PDF, 841KB)Opens new windowThe aim of the guidance is to ensure that parking provision for new development meets regional standards. 

PDF Document The Protection of Trees on Development Sites (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window - This guidance sets out the steps that need to be considered at the Planning and Design Stages and during Construction to ensure that significant existing and proposed trees are kept healthy and become an asset to a new development.

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