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Latest Planning news

Keep up to date with the latest planning news in Swale. This page includes information about recent changes to legislation, our web pages and the latest services provided by Planning Services.

There are more planning news stories on the government's Planning Portal.

Boughton under Blean Conservation Areas - March 2017

The three Conservation Areas in Boughton Parish were designated between 1970 and 1976 and have not been formally reviewed since designation. Coinciding with the development of a neighbourhood plan for Boughton and Dunkirk parishes and the need to ensure that the three Conservation Areas justify their ongoing designation status, the Borough Council (in liaison with the Neighbourhood Plan Committee) has prepared a character appraisal and management strategy for each Conservation Area which it is now inviting comments on from interested parties, particularly from residents and businesses located within one of the three areas.

Full details of the consultation are now available.

Bearing Fruits 2031 - The Swale Borough Local Plan Further Proposed Main Modifications February 2017

Land east of Station Road, Teynham - Further Proposed Main Modifications:

Consultation on a proposed amendment to the site access on this site will begin on the 20 February 2017, ending on the 3 April 2017.

This follows a  direction from the Inspector at the recent resumed Local Plan Inquiry.

Please give us your views (from 20 February) on the further proposed main modifications. More detailed information will be available on our Planning Policy page (from 20 February)

Resumption of Swale’s Planning Pre-application Service (November 2016)

We are pleased to announce the resumption of Swale’s pre application service from Monday 7 November and apologise for the temporary suspension of this service since 11 July and hope that this did not cause our customers too much inconvenience. Further details are now available

Self-build and custom housebuilding

From 1 April 2016, the Council has a duty to keep a register of individuals and organisations who want to acquire land for self-build homes. More information is now available.

Planning application fees and appeals procedures

View our page on types of applications and fees to find out more information including types of application, fees and to apply online. View the amendments to some regulations on planning application fees and appeal procedures.

For further help and advice see our scale of fees page contact us by email.

Pre application planning advice

We ensure that future planning applications are well prepared and have the appropriate information and plans, the council is improving its pre- application service. This service will enable us to become more actively involved in planning applications at an early stage. This will help improve the quality of design, encourage greater public consultation and enable the council to process pre application enquiries and subsequent planning applications more quickly (for details see the Pre-Application Advice page).

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