Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document – Scoping Paper

Notice of early consultation

The South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) of Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District adopted a joint local plan, known as the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), in February 2016.

The SWDP contains policies to ensure good quality design in new buildings, extensions, and the public realm which are set out in policy SWDP 21 and the SWC are committed to producing jointly guidance on the implementation of SWDP 21. This guidance will be in the form of a supplementary planning document covering each council area.

The SWC are therefore assessing what the South Worcestershire Design Guide SPD should contain, in terms of the level and range of advice and detailed design guidance. We have therefore produced a brief scoping paper (leaflet), setting out the policy background and some suggestions of what the SPD should cover. This is an early stage, informal consultation, and any responses received will be considered so that a more detailed draft SPD can be produced and officially consulted upon in June 2017.

The consultation will conclude at 5:00pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

Consultation Documents

If you have any further queries please contact either:

Andrew Ford (Wychavon District Council), telephone 01386 565362
Corin Beames (Malvern Hills District Council), telephone 01684 862140
Adrian Becker (Worcester City Council), telephone 01905 722545