Planning Applications

Purbeck District Council is the planning authority for Swanage.

The Town Council is a consultee in respect of all planning applications in the Parish of Swanage. Town Councillors consider these applications at Planning and Consultation Committee Meetings, held on the first Monday of every month (except for Bank Holiday Mondays).

Planning applications can be viewed online through the Dorsetforyou website. Please make sure that you have the address and/or planning application number.

To access the planning application search facility please click here.

Councillors take into consideration all written representations regarding planning applications when making their comments, which are in turn sent to Purbeck District Council. If you wish the Town Council to take your views into consideration, please email details to or, alternatively, in writing to the Town Hall, High Street, Swanage BH19 2NZ. Please include the address and reference number of the application you are referring to. Thank you.