South Worcestershire Development Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation

This ‘Preferred Options’ consultation follows last year’s Issues and Options consultation document and it sets out the Councils’ draft policies and identifies the sites which the three Councils think should be developed for housing, employment and mixed uses. We want your…  [Read More…]


The South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) i.e Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon started a review of the SWDP in late 2017. This is in line with new Government requirements that local plans should be updated every five years, and therefore a revised SWDP is required by 2021. The review will provide an updated plan period to the year 2041. [Learn More…]

The South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) was adopted and published on 25 February 2016. There followed a period of six weeks in which interested parties could have challenged the SWDP, or elements of it, in the High Court. The SWDP is an integral part of the Development Plan. [Learn More...]

The South Worcestershire Councils are also responsible for the production of a suite of other documents, including a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Development Plan Documents (DPDs), the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Local Development Scheme (LDS). [Learn More...]