“Bearing Fruits 2031, The Swale Borough Local Plan is the most important planning document for the
borough, setting out the vision and overall development strategy for the area and how it will be achieved
for the period from 2014-2031. It identifies where development will take place and how the natural
environment and built heritage of the borough will be protected and enhanced. It allocates major sites and
locations for housing and employment to meet the needs of our growing population and in accordance with national planning policy and practice.”
The District Plan has to comply with the National Planning Policy Framework
The planning practice guidance to support the framework is published online and regularly updated.
The framework acts as guidance for local planning authorities and decision-makers, both in drawing up plans and making decisions about planning applications.
Read the accompanying technical guidance.