The Town Clerk has received the following from the Service Manager of Planning Policy:

Swindon Borough Local Plan Review Proposed Submission Draft – Public Consultation

 As you are aware, the Local Plan Review is underway. The Council is consulting on the Draft Swindon Borough Local Plan for the period to 2036 and relating to the whole administrative area of Swindon Borough. The reviewed Plan proposes a range of strategies (including site allocations) to provide sufficient housing and employment sites to meet the Borough’s future needs. It also includes draft 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 Tuesday 17th December 2019 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 Tuesday 17th December 2019 and continues until 5pm Friday 31st January 2020.

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.