Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD – Preferred Options 2016

Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD – Preferred Options (2016)

This consultation has now closed.

The South Worcestershire Councils (Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District) are preparing a Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document that that will identify sufficient land for Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites in order to meet the requirements of the recently adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (Policy SWDP 17).

As part of this process, the South Worcestershire Councils are consulting on Preferred Options for a six week period from 9:00am Monday 14th March to 5:00pm on Friday 25th April 2016 which has now extended to 5pm on Monday 9th May 2016. The document sets out the Councils preferred sites and gives people an opportunity to comment on these. It also asks some questions about the types of planning policy we might need to have in place to guide the development of future Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.  The Preferred Options consultation is in line with Regulation 18 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Preferred Options consultation document, response forms and other supporting background information, including the Site Assessment Background Report, initial Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

The above documents can also be viewed at the following locations during their normal opening hours:

Worcester Wychavon Malvern

Customer Service Centre / Worcester Library,

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB


Pershore Community Contact Centre,

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore WR10 1PT


Malvern Customer Service Centre / Library,

Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2HU

St Johns Library,

Glebe Close, St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5AX

Pershore Library

Church St, Pershore,

Worcestershire WR10 1DT

Tenbury Wells Customer Service Centre / Library,

24 Teme Street,

Tenbury Wells, WR15 8AA


Warndon Library,

The Fairfield Centre, Carnforth Drive, Worcester, WR4 9HG


Evesham Community Contact Centre,

Abbey Road, Evesham, WR11 4SB



Customer Service Centre/ Library,

School Lane, Upton upon Severn, WR8 0LE

  Evesham Library

Oat St, Evesham,

WR11 4PJ




Droitwich Spa Community Contact Centre / Library, Droitwich Spa Library, Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8DQ

Broadway Library

Leamington Road,

Broadway, WR12 7DZ


Drop-in Sessions

The South Worcestershire Councils are holding a drop-in session within each of the parishes where new or additional Traveller pitches are proposed in the Preferred Options consultation document. The drop-in sessions are listed below and all are welcome to attend:

Proposed Site Date and Time Venue
8 Evergreen Bank, Main Rd, Cropthorne


Thursday 17th March

2 – 8pm



Cropthorne Village Hall
Seven Acres, Main Road, Cropthorne


Shorthill Caravan Park, Crossway Green Monday 21st March

2 – 8pm


Hartlebury Village Hall
The Orchard, Knowle Hill, Badsey


Wednesday 23rd March

2 – 8pm



Badsey Memorial Hall
Blossom Hill, Village St Aldington


The Laurels, Kemerton Road Bredon Thursday 31st March

2 – 8pm


Bredon Village Hall
Hillbee Farm, Upton upon Severn Tuesday 5th April

2 – 8pm


The Hill Centre, Tunnel Hill


The deadline for comments on the Preferred Options consultation document has been extended to 5:00pm on Monday 9th May 2016.

If you wish to submit comments on the Preferred Options please complete and return the response form by 5:00pm on Monday 9th May. Completed response forms can be sent:

By Email to:; or
By post to: South Worcestershire Development Plan, c/o Wychavon Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1PT.