South Worcestershire Development Plan Review ‘Preferred Options’ Consultation

Malvern Hills, Local Plan, AONB

The South Worcestershire Councils (Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District) have commenced a public consultation for the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). The SWDP Review will cover the period to 2041.  The consultation runs from the 4th November 2019 to 5pm on Monday 16th December 2019.

The SWDP Review started in 2017 so that a new plan could be adopted before the current SWDP becomes older than 5 years and therefore out of date. Last year the Councils consulted on the Issues and Options version of the plan. Following that consultation the councils have produced the ‘Preferred Options’ version of the plan. The Preferred Options Plan sets out the housing, employment and retail requirement across South Worcestershire including strategic policies, non-strategic policies and site allocations.

The ‘Preferred Options’ covered by the Local Plan review are set out below:

  • Land allocations for housing, employment and retail.
  • Draft detailed planning policies for housing, employment and mixed uses.

Clients are advised to contact us as soon as possible if you have land proposed to be allocated in the plan, or you would like us to consider representing land not currently included in the Local Plan.  We can also prepare representations regarding the other draft policies for the detailed development management policies on a range of issues from environment, housing, employment to Traveller accommodation needs.

For further information please contact Leanne Whiteman.  You can also download a copy of the draft plan here.

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