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Replacement Local Development Plan - draft delivery agreement

The delivery agreement is the first key stage in the preparation of the Swansea Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP).

A summary of future key stages in the process is below.

The Delivery Agreement identifies the timetable for the preparation of the RLDP, including anticipated dates for producing a draft or 'Deposit' Plan and carrying out an examination in public on its policies and proposals.

It also includes a community involvement scheme which sets out how and when members of the public, and other stakeholders, can get involved in the plan preparation process.

Have your say

The draft Delivery Agreement is available for consultation until 20 April 2023.

Swansea RLDP draft delivery agreement (PDF) [1MB]

Visit the consultation portal to view the documents and submit any comments you have during the consultation period.

Officers will be available at the following drop in sessions at Civic Centre, Swansea, SA1 3SN (Meeting Room 1.2.1) to discuss the consultation documents and the RLDP preparation process:

  • Monday 27 March, 10.00am - 6.30pm
  • Thursday 6 April, 10.00am - 6.30pm

We encourage representations to be made via the online consultation system. However, if you wish for a hard copy of the representation form please contact 

A hard copy of the Delivery Agreement can be viewed at the reception desk, at Civic Centre, Swansea, SA1 3SN.

If you require this information in an alternative format e.g. large print, please contact

What happens next?

Following the consultation period comments will be considered and any necessary changes to the Draft Delivery Agreement will be made before a final version is produced. Once approved by council members, the final version will be submitted to the Welsh Government.

Once the DA is agreed by the Welsh Government, this marks the formal start of the replacement plan preparation process.

Future key stages

The anticipated dates for the key stages of the RLDP process are identified in the Delivery Agreement as follows:

Stage 1: Delivery agreement

  • Public consultation on draft delivery agreement - March - April 2023

Stage 2: Pre-deposit participation

  • Call for candidate sites: Inviting developers and site promoters invited to submit candidate sites for potential inclusion in the plan - August - October 2023
  • Vision and objectives: Engagement with key stakeholders on developing the vision and objectives and strategic options - September 2023 - January 2024

Stage 3: Pre-deposit consultation

  • Preferred strategy: Public consultation on the preferred strategy, and initial sustainability appraisal report - July/August 2024

Stage 4: Deposit participation / consultation

  • Deposit plan: Public consultation and stakeholder engagement on the draft RLDP (known as the 'deposit' plan) and the final sustainability appraisal report - June - July 2025. The deposit plan will present the detailed policies and site allocations, based on the key issues, objectives and supporting evidence for the plan 

Stage 5: Submission

  • Submission of RLDP and corresponding evidence base to Welsh Government for Examination in Public - December 2025
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