Purbeck District Council: Purbeck District Council have now adopted the Swanage Local Plan (2017) after an independent Inspector found the document to be sound. As a result, the document becomes part of the Development Plan and planning applications must be determined in accordance with the relevant policy unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The plan sets out a vision for Swanage for the period up to 2027 and provides the strategy for the delivery of development and supporting infrastructure within Swanage. It has been prepared in partnership by Purbeck District Council, Swanage Town Council and Swanage Town and Community Partnership and through extensive community engagement and is the culmination of more than three years work.

The Swanage Local Plan Vision is to create “a vibrant friendly and welcoming community with a thriving economy in a safe environment, while the special character and culture of Swanage and its environs are maintained.”  The Plan applies in Swanage Parish and provides for approximately 200 new homes on the edge of town, sets affordable housing policies and a new dedicated public green space (SANG).

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The Swanage Local Plan can be viewed here.