South Worcestershire Development Plan submitted.

On Tuesday 28th May 2013 Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils jointly submitted the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

You can view the submitted SWDP and the key Submission Documents via the links below:

SWDP Submission letter – 28th May 2013

Statement of Availability – June 2013

CD 001 SWDP Proposed Submission Document (Jan 2013)
CD 002 SWDP Proposed Submission Document: Tracked Change Version for illustrative purposes only, to aid the readability of suggested changes (May 2013)
CD 003 Schedule of Minor Recommended Changes (May 2013)
CD 004 Duty to Cooperate Statement (May 2013)
CD 005 Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist (May 2013)
CD 006 Consultation Report (Reg 22 (1)(c)) May 2013)
CD 007 Statement of Representations (Reg 22 (1)(c )(v)) Report (May 2013)
CD 008 SWDP Submission Policies Map (May 2013)
CD 009 List of Superseded Local Plan Policies and Proposals (May 2013)
CD 010 Sustainability Appraisal Main Report (Integrated Appraisal) – November 2012
CD 010a A1: Statement on Compliance with SEA Directive & Regulations
CD 010b A2: SA Compatibility Analysis of Vision and Spatial Objectives
CD 010c A3: SA of Development Strategy Core Policies
CD 010d A4: SWDP POs: Site Allocations Urban Areas
CD 010e A5: Rural Housing and Employment Sites
CD 010f A6: SA of Development Management Policies: Sustainable and Prosperous Communities
CD 010g A7: Consultation Responses
CD 010h A8: SA Framework Sites: Strategic & Non-Strategic
CD 010i A9: Plans & Programmes & Baseline Update
CD 010j A10: Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment (EqIA)
CD 010k A11: SA of Significant Changes
CD 011 Habitats Regulations Assessment (Appropriate Assessment) – Main Report
CD 011a A I: European Site Characterisations
CD 011b A II: Plans, Projects and Programmes Review
CD 011c A III: SWDP Pre-Submission Policy Screening
CD 011d A IV: European Sites Screening
CD 011e A V: Consultation Commentary
CD 012 South Worcestershire IDP – May 2013


Click here to view supporting evidence base and background papers

Click here to view all representations received (in redacted form) from the Proposed Submission Consultation

Paper copies of a number of the key Submission Documents will also be made available at the  deposit locations in accordance with Regulation 22(3)(a). These locations include customer care centres and libraries at Worcester, Malvern Hills, Upton Upon Severn , Tenbury Wells, Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore.

The name of the Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate has been confirmed as Mr Roger Clews BA MSc DipEd DipTP MRTPI.

The three Councils have jointly appointed a Programme Officer to organise and administer the examination into the SWDP under the guidance of the appointed Planning Inspector. The Programme Officer is:

Helen Wilson
32 Pennyford Close
B97 6TW

Tel: 01527 65741

to whom all correspondence and enquiries in respect of the examination process should be addressed.

Helen has established an Examination webpage: Whilst hosted by the SWDP website, the Examination webpage will be maintained by Helen.

It is anticipated that the hearings will take place in the summer of 2013 and adoption will be achieved in early 2014.