The council has prepared a Draft Local Plan to guide and control development in the Borough to 2036.

It sets out:

  • Proposed options for meeting the housing and employment needs of the Borough
  • Draft policies to guide decision making on planning applications

A formal period of consultation is being undertaken in which the views of residents and other interested person are sought on the Draft Plan prior to its submission for independent examination .

To read the documents and make a comment go to the consultation page on the SBC website at :

Comments can also be e-mailed to: or posted to: Forward Planning, Swindon Borough Council, SN1 2JH.

Paper copies can be viewed at Swindon Borough Council Reception and Swindon Council Libraries.

Comments must be received by 5pm Friday 31 January 2020.