The consultation on the Proposed Modifications arising from the uplift in housing numbers has now closed.
The Inspector has now announced how he will proceed with the SWDP Examination with key dates and a broad structure and approach now being available.
The Inspector has requested that a Pre-Hearing Meeting will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday 13 January 2015 at the Worcester University Arena in Hylton Road. At this the Inspector will provide guidance and advice as to how he will conduct the remainder of the examination and how participants will be able to contribute.
The inspector has further announced that the results of the Proposed Modifications consultation will be considered by the Inspector as part of his next three hearings:
- Commencing 24 February 2015 at the Sixways Stadium, looking at SWDP policies one to seven (the basis for how the plan has been compiled, housing and employment sites selected etc) and the strategic sites (the major “urban extensions” proposed on the edges of Worcester, where some of the largest housing developments have been allocated)
- Commencing 14 April 2015 at the Sixways Stadium, considering development management policies (the detailed rules that future planning applications will be assessed against, covering, for example, the proportion of affordable housing to be included in residential developments)
- Commencing 12 May 2015 at the Worcester University Arena in Hylton Road, focussing on proposed sites in the main towns and villages in south Worcestershire.