Draft Planning for Health Supplementary Planning Document

Planning for Health in South Worcestershire Draft Supplementary Planning Document

This consultation has now closed.

Comments are being sought on the draft Planning for Health Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which covers the South Worcestershire authorities of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council (known collectively as the South Worcestershire Councils). It has been prepared in partnership between the Strategic Planning team and Directorate of Public Health at Worcestershire County Council and representatives from Planning Policy and Development Management teams within the three South Worcestershire Councils.

The purpose of this draft SPD is to provide guidance when planning for and creating healthier developments, whilst providing communities and organisations with greater support to take positive action to improve their health and wellbeing and encourage more positive forms of participation in healthier environments. Understanding the roles of the built and natural environments and their effect on health and wellbeing can help to improve people’s quality of life and provide a sustainable approach to the design and management of our environments.

The draft SPD complements the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) and is intended to be used by planners, health professionals and applicants/agents/investors/developers in conjunction with the policies of the SWDP.

The consultation will commence on Friday 2 December 2016 and conclude at 5:00pm on Friday 27 January 2017.

The consultation is part of a programme of work in the Local Development Scheme 2016-2019 that will come into effect on 1 December 2016.

How to Comment

Comments can be made via the online consultation portal (live from 2 December 2016). Copies of the document, including response forms for alternative methods of responding, can be viewed online and downloaded via the following links:

For background context on the SWDP and all other associated evidence material, please see the SWDP evidence base pages.

Comments can be made via the following means:

If possible, please respond by using the online consultation portal. If you are responding by alternative methods, please use the response form (available above).

Where to Inspect the Document

Printed copies of the Draft SPD can be viewed and consultation response forms can be collected at:

Worcester Customer Service Centre at The Hive; Libraries at St. John’s and Warndon.

Wychavon Community Contact Centres in Pershore, Evesham and Droitwich; Libraries at Evesham, Droitwich, Pershore and Broadway.

Malvern Hills Customer Services Centres at Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn; Libraries at Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn.

Representations must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 27 January 2017. Any representations made after that date and time will be considered “Not Duly Made” and will not be taken into account.

Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and will be available as public documents, although your personal details (other than your name) will not be published.

If you have any questions relating to the SPD, please contact Angie Matthews (Wychavon) on 01386 565187 (email: angie.matthews@wychavon.gov.uk) or Corin Beames (Malvern Hills) on 01684 862140 (email: corin.beames@malvernhills.gov.uk).