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Local Plan Review

Public consultation

Swale Borough Local Plan Review (Regulation 19) Pre-submission Consultation

This consultation is open from 8th February 2021 to 30th April 2021

All Councils are required by the Government to revisit their Local Plans every five years. Our most recent Local Plan (Bearing Fruits 2031), was adopted in July 2017 and sets out the development strategy for Swale to 2031.

We are now consulting on a review which sets out the amount and location of new housing and employment development and the planning policies to guide development in the borough for the period 2022 to 2038.

The Regulation 19 consultation on The Swale Borough Local Plan Review (Reg 19) Pre-Submission Document [PDF 119MB] begins at 9am on 8th February 2021 and closes at 5pm on 30th April 2021.

*** There is an addendum to this document, following the meeting of the full Council on 3rd February 2021 which contains important information that must be read in conjunction with this consultation [PDF 138KB] ***

Taking part

Comments can be made via our Consultation Portal.

or via our Interactive Representation Form [PDF 248KB].  Please save a copy of this (as you write your comments) and email to You can also print a copy of this form to complete by hand, and send it via post to:

Planning Policy
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
ME10 3HT

Hard copies of the document can be requested via email.

More information on how to comment can be found in the Guidance Notes document [PDF 121KB] including important information relating to what to consider when making your comments in terms of Legal Compliance, Soundness and Duty to Co-operate and important GDPR information about how we will use your personal information.

There are various documents associated with this consultation event:

Sustainability Appraisal

Past Consultation Information - Looking Ahead April 2018

In April 2018 we published a consultation and engagement document ‘Looking ahead’ to give you an early opportunity to shape the scope and content of the next Local Plan. You can view further details on our Current Consultations Page

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