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. The Town Councillors consider these applications twice a month at both the Monthly Council Meeting and the Policy and Planning Meeting. 

Planning applications can be viewed online through the Dorsetforyou website, make sure you have the address and/or planning application number and 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 e-mail 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.