Swanley Neighbourhood Plan

We formally received the Swanley Neighbourhood Plan proposal on Thursday 2 November 2023.

In accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the submission includes the following documents:

Swanley Neighbourhood Plan 2020-2040 Submission Version

Swanley Village Design Guide Final Report February 2021

Swanley Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement October 2023

Swanley Neighbourhood Plan Post Regulation 14 Consultation Statement October 2023

Swanley Neighbourhood Pre Regulation Plan Consultation Statement November 2022

The Swanley Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation ran between Thursday 30 November 2023 and Thursday 11 January 2024. Thank you to everyone who took part. 

View the submitted responses

Current stage

The plan proposal has undergone examination. The appointed independent Examiner was David Hogger of Intelligent Plans and Examination (IPE) Ltd. He issued a letter outlining procedural matters, including a likely timetable, and a list of questions for us and Swanley Town Council to respond to.

View the Examiner's letter

Sevenoaks District Council and Swanley Town Council’s joint responses to questions 1 to 3

Sevenoaks District Council response to question 4

Swanley Town Council’s responses to questions 5 to 17

On 4 April 2024, the Examiner issued his final report, which sets out his recommendation to proceed to referendum, subject to 19 proposed modifications.

Examiner’s final report

Next stage

The Examiner’s recommendations will be considered by our Cabinet on 18 April 2024.

Evidence base documents

Community Infrastructure

Conservation Design and Heritage

Economy and Employment


Sustainable Development

Swanley Profile