Local Development Scheme

The LDS is a project management document which sets out the council priorities for producing planning policy documents over the coming three years. The latest version was adopted at Council meetings held on 22 February 2022 (Malvern Hills District Council and Worcester City Council) and 23 February 2022 (Wychavon District Council). 

Local Development Scheme 2021-2024 (Updated January 2022)

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out who, how and when the three Councils will engage with in the preparation of planning policies and in deciding planning applications.

Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents are topic based policy documents produced to give more detail on the application of policy, either for specific sites or on specific subjects in the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Supplementary Planning Documents

Development Plan Documents

Development Plan Documents (DPDs) form part of the wider Development Plan, building on policies or allocations made within the South Worcestershire Development Plan. 

DPDs in progress are listed below:

Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD

Forthcoming DPDs are listed in the latest Local Development Scheme

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set charge (levy) that came in force on 6 April 2010 through the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). The CIL is a charge that Local Authorities in England can place on new development in their area. The money generated through CIL will contribute to the funding of infrastructure to support development growth in South Worcestershire.

Find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy

Monitoring Reports

Monitoring Reports are produced on an annual basis, monitoring performance of the policies contained with the adopted SWDP and housing and employment land development.

Read the Monitoring Reports.