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Your views are sought on a range of new Consultation Draft SPG to support the policies of the adopted Swansea LDP.  Any interested party - groups, organisations or individuals - has the chance to influence the content of these documents and any comments submitted to the Council will be considered before final versions are produced and used in decision making.  Further details on the documents that are currently subject to consultation are available here:

Supplementary planning guidance (SPG)

The Council produces Supplementary Guidance (SPG) on a wide variety of development issues. These provide applicants and decision makers with further information on how the policies of the Swansea Local development Plan (LDP) will be applied. SPG documents should be read and understood to ensure that development proposals are in compliance with the Council's planning policy framework.

Adopted SPG:  

Since the adoption of the LDP in February 2019 the Council has adopted the following SPG: 

The following SPG were adopted by the Council prior to formal adoption of the Swansea LDP, however they remain valid and important guidance to inform planning decision making given they: 

- fundamentally align with LDP Policy and  provide useful guidance to confirm how the Council considers the LDP policy aims and objectives should be interpreted 

- are referenced within the adopted LDP as a supporting document 

- are consistent with national guidance and overarching principles of placemaking 

- were relatively recently approved following stakeholder engagement and public consultation 

Future SPG:

Appendix 10 of the Adopted SPG sets out various SPG that the Council has committed to drafting and adopting over the Plan period, which includes: 

  • Planning Obligations (new version)
  • Car Parking Strategy and Standards (new version)
  • Swansea Central Area Regeneration Framework (new version)
  • Conversion of Rural Buildings 
  • Open Space 
  • Green Infrastructure 
  • Gower Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity for Caravan and Campsites 
  • Minerals Safeguarding 
  • Fabian Way Development Framework
  • Locally Important Historic Assets
  • Conservation Area Appraisals (various)
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