SWDP Stage 1 Examination Website (Oct 2013 – Mar 2014)

This webpage contains all the information and documentation relating to Stage 1 of the Examination

These webpages, although hosted on the South Worcestershire Development Plan website are the sole responsibility of Helen Wilson, Programme Officer.

Stage 2 information and documentation is available Here

Stage 1 Examination News

The Examination Documents List for Stage 1 is available Here

The Examination News from February/March is available Here

The Examination News from 2013 is available Here

Stage 1 of the Examination Hearings

Following his initial review of the submitted South Worcestershire Development Plan and the associated documents, including the consultation responses, the Inspector has decided to conduct the Examination in two stages. Stage 1 will be confined to the consideration of the soundness of the proposed levels of employment, housing and retail provision set out in policy SWDP3, and whether or not the requirements of section 33A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 in respect of the duty to co-operate were met in the preparation of the Plan. Following the Stage 1 hearings, the Inspector will advise as soon as possible on the timing of and arrangements for Stage 2 of the examination, which will consider the outstanding matters relating to SWDP3, all the other policies and the site allocations in the Plan.

Stage 1 Documents

Timetable (Version 1)

Inspector’s matters, issues and questions

Reports referred to in the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions are as follows


PSL Research Report

NHPAU Report NLP Assessment

Guidance note from the Inspector

Letter to the authorities