Draft Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

Notice of Consultation

Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council have published a draft South Worcestershire Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for consultation in accordance with Regulations 12 and 13 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The SPD will provide additional guidance on how the SWDP design related policies should be interpreted, for example through the design and layout of new development and public spaces across south Worcestershire, and is consistent with the planning policies in the SWDP, in particular SWDP21 Design. It is aimed at built design professionals, e.g. architects, urban designers and developers but it will also be of relevance to anyone else with an interest in the delivery of quality residential design and public spaces.

The consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document will run for six weeks from 9:00am Monday 31 July 2017 to 5:00pm Monday 4 September  2017.

Please click on the links below to view / download the following consultation documents:

Consultation Letter and Legal Notice

Draft South Worcestershire Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (July 2017)

Statement of Consultation – Early Engagement (Scoping Paper February 2017)

Response Form (Word)

Response Form (PDF)

Alternatively, hard copies of these documents can be viewed, and response forms collected at the following Customer Services Centres and libraries:

  • Malvern Hills Customer Services Centres at Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-upon-Severn; Libraries at Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-upon-Severn.
  • Worcester City Council the ‘hub’ at The Hive, Worcester.
  • Wychavon Community Contact Centres at Pershore, Evesham and Droitwich; Libraries at Evesham, Droitwich, Pershore and Broadway.

The deadline for comments on the draft Supplementary Planning Document is 5:00pm on Monday 4 September 2017. If you wish to submit comments, please complete and return the response form before the deadline.

How to comment:

Completed response forms can be sent:

By email to: contact@swdevelopmentplan.org or By post to:  Policy Plans Team, Wychavon Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1PT.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Andrew Ford (Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council), telephone 01386 565362

Adrian Becker (Worcester City Council), telephone 01905 722545

Information relating to the Design SPD Scoping Paper Consultation can be found by following this link.