Swale provides extensive and detailed advice on how to respond to planning applications and what constitutes a ground for objection in planning terms.
All comments they receive about a planning application will be noted, but only planning issues can be taken into account. These include:
Throughout the Swale Local Plan reference is made to Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD).
These publications set out, in more detail than is possible in the Local Plan, certain standards and approaches of which developers should normally take account.
The Government considers that both SPG and SPD can be taken into account when considering planning applications, and that weight accorded to them will be increased if they have been subject to public consultation. All the SPG and SPD agreed by the Council has been subject to public consultation.
Swale has published SPG on the following topics:
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
12 Market Place
10am to 4pm - Monday to Saturday
10am to 1pm - Sunday (opening hours may vary)
FLEUR MUSEUM - FREE ENTRY
12-13 Preston Street
Open Fridays and Saturdays.
11 Preston Street
10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday
Off Stonebridge Way
Now closed until April 2024