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Planning and building control

Planning application search

Search and comment on planning applications within the City and County of Swansea.

Planning applications

Guidance on the planning application process, including pre-planning advice, how to apply, amend your application and comment on other applications.

Building control

Our service makes sure that buildings are safe, healthy, sustainable and accessible for all users. We cover domestic commercial and public use buildings and make sure they meet building regulations.

The planning portal

The planning portal is a useful tool for more information about the planning system in England and Wales.

Planning enforcement

Planning enforcement investigates possible breaches of planning control and aims to resolve these using the most appropriate means or action.

Planning appeals

If you seek permission to carry out works to your property and your application isn't decided within a set period, or you get a decision from your local council that you disagree with, you have a right to appeal.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

There are over 560 separate TPOs within the City and County of Swansea boundaries covering individual trees, groups of trees, 'areas' and woodlands.

High hedges

Please try to solve your hedge problems by talking to your neighbours before contacting us. If the dispute can't be settled then we can assess the case and act as an independent and impartial third party.

Local land charges

We carry out local land searches which are part of the property conveyancing process. It allows prospective purchasers of property and mortgage lenders to find out information that we hold about a property.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

All new developments of more than one house or where the construction area is of 100m2 or more require sustainable drainage to manage on-site surface water.

Street naming and numbering

We are responsible for the naming of all roads and streets, and for the naming and numbering of all properties (residential, commercial and industrial) within the City and County of Swansea.

Commons registration

We hold the registers for both common land and town or village greens within the City and County Swansea and have a statutory duty to maintain these registers.

Placemaking and strategic planning

The council's Placemaking and Strategic Planning section is responsible for driving forward Swansea's ambitious forward planning and placemaking agenda.