The Development Management Section offers advice and guidance on development proposals and the processing of planning applications.
This is the process of determining planning applications submitted to the Council. It aims to ensure that development in the Borough is in accordance with the Local Plan and is carried out in the best interests of the public and the area generally. Our Development Control Charter can be viewed here.
The development control function is split for administrative purposes into two Area Teams dealing broadly with Faversham and Sheppey and Sittingbourne and the surrounding area respectively. A third team deals with major projects for all areas of the Borough.
See a MAP showing the new areas.
You may view valid planning applications submitted since 1 July 2003 and monitor their progress via our partnership with the UK Planning website. You may submit any observations on any application via the website.
Swale Borough Council is working with the Planning Portal to provide comprehensive information and advice about the planning system. It is also now possible for you to complete a planning application to this Authority using the Planning Portal application forms.
The following links will take you to specific areas of the Planning Portal: