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Strategic planning

Download the adopted Swansea Local Development Plan and supporting supplementary planning guidance, and stay up to date with the latest information on Strategic Planning matters in Swansea.

The Strategic Planning Team is responsible for the preparation of the Council's Development Plan, and is also engaged on a range of other strategic planning studies, area development briefs and other forward planning projects. The team provides guidance to developers, their agents and other relevant individuals/organisations on policy related matters, and also advises on emerging legislation, statutory procedures and relevant planning policies at the national, regional and local level.

Adopted Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) 2010-2025 was adopted on the 28th February 2019. Under the provisions of the Planning (Wales) Act, the LDP forms the statutory development plan for Swansea Council. It will be used as the primary material consideration to inform decisions on planning applications and development proposals.

LDP preparation

Further details of the stages undertaken by the Council to achieve an Adopted LDP, including the public consultation and Examination in public stages.

Supplementary planning guidance (SPG)

View our most recently adopted SPG.

Strategic planning projects and other planning documents and strategies

Find out more about the latest strategic planning projects and view a range of other planning documents and strategies that may be material to the consideration of planning applications.

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