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Consultation on New Supplementary Planning Guidance

The Council would like your views on the following three new SPG's.   The draft SPG documents and consultation forms are available at the links below.

The consultation on all three documents will run until 5pm Friday 16th October 2020.

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Strategic planning

Download the adopted Swansea LDP and supporting supplementary planning guidance, and stay up to date with the latest information on Strategic Planning matters in Swansea.

The Council's Strategic Planning function is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the Council's Development Plan, and is also engaged on a range of other strategic planning projects, with the overall aim of facilitating the delivery of high quality development in Swansea.

The Strategic Planning Mission Statement is:

"To deliver and monitor an ambitious strategic planning agenda that seeks to enhance the built and natural environment for all, and enable development that successfully promotes placemaking and sustainability."

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.

LDP preparation and evidence

Further details of the stages undertaken by the Council to achieve an Adopted LDP, including the public consultation and Examination stages, as well as the evidence that is continually reviewed to inform plan preparation and decision making.

Planning Delivery and Monitoring

The Council will monitor the delivery of planning proposals that are promoted in the LDP, and will seek to facilitate implementation of development by means of relevant assessments, including financial viability appraisals. This process is vital to ensure the Council's objectives for placemaking are being met and that proposals are capable of moving towards implementation stage in the manner envisaged. This page sets out the work undertaken, and the information that is available, in respect of the monitoring and assessment of development schemes.

Supplementary planning guidance (SPG)

View our most recently adopted SPG.

Strategic planning projects and other planning documents and strategies

Find out more about the latest strategic planning projects and view a range of other planning documents and strategies that may be material to the consideration of planning applications.

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