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Local Plan for Swale (adopted 2008)

Our development plan

The Local Plan, or development plan, comprises one or more documents prepared in accordance with legal requirements, independently examined and adopted by the Council. It is also used by the Council to help determine planning applications. The Plan is required to be kept up-to-date, so a review is in progress.

The adopted Local Plan

Our Local Plan was adopted in February 2008.

The emerging Local Plan

Bearing Fruits 2031: The Swale Borough Local Plan Part 1- Publication Version (December 2014)

This version of the Local Plan, together with the representations received, were submitted for independent examination in April 2015. 

A Proposals Map accompanies the Local Plan. Note that these have been produced to be viewed at a scale of 1:2500.

Examination in Public

The Local Plan was submitted for Examination in Public in April 2015, along with a substantial evidence base and supporting documents.

The first phase of the Examination in Public was held in December 2015, and the Inspector’s Interim Findings were published during February - March 2016.

Main Modifications to the Plan were published and consulted on during summer 2016.

The Examination in Public resumed on 31 January 2017 and closed on 8 February 2017.

Our Local Plan Submission and Examination in Public page, together with our Examination document library page give further details and links to all supporting documents.

Bearing Fruits 2031: The Swale Borough Local Plan Further Proposed Main Modifications February 2017 - Land East of Station Road, Teynham

The 2014 draft Local Plan identified land to the east of Station Road, Teynham as a future housing allocation. The Local Plan is currently being examined by an Independent Inspector.

However, during the second stage of the examination this January, the developer informed the Inspector that the proposed site access needed to be amended. The Inspector then directed the Council to undertake a further public consultation on these new access arrangements. 

This consultation is for comments on the new access road arrangements only and not on the principle of the development itself. All comments will be sent to the Inspector who has been dealing with the Swale Borough Local Plan Examination.

How do I take part in this consultation?

The Local Plan proposed further main modifications document is available to view on the Council’s consultation portal

Written representations on the Local Plan further proposed main modifications document should be made on a representations form which is available:

A PDF version of the form is available. Alternatively, a 'Word' version of the form is available on request by email.
Paper and 'Word' versions of the form can be completed by hand and returned:

The Local Plan proposed further main modifications document is also available at the following Swale Borough Council Offices and libraries during these locations’ normal opening times:

The consultation will run from Monday 20 February 2017 to Monday 3 April 2017 at 5pm. 

If you require any further information or advice please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01795 417192 or by email.

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