Authorities Monitoring Report
This Authorities’ Monitoring Report (AMR) has been jointly prepared by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council. The AMR monitors the policies of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) which was adopted on 25th February 2016. This is the third AMR which reports against the SWDP, covering the period between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020. It includes, amongst other things, information on housing completions, and progress on the development of allocated sites. It also monitors progress on associated local development documents e.g. Supplementary Planning Documents and Neighbourhood Plans.
Previous Authorities Monitoring Reports
Housing Land Monitoring
Housing Land Monitoring is conducted by each individual South Worcestershire Council, reviewing progress on the implementation of planning permissions for new homes. The data feeds into the five Five Year Housing Land Supply calculations, which the South Worcestershire Councils are required to demonstrate in order for the SWDP to be afforded full planning weight.
Employment Land Monitoring
Employment Land Monitoring is also conducted by each individual South Worcestershire Council, reviewing progress in implementing planning policies that support economic development and highlighting changes in the area that effective local businesses and job opportunities for local residents.
Retail Monitoring is conducted by each individual South Worcestershire Council, with only Worcester City Council reporting on Retail Monitoring to date. The Retail Monitor report provides detailed background information about retail premises within those retail centres identified in the adopted Local Plan, the South Worcestershire Development Plan adopted in February 2016. The Retail Monitor is used to assess the viability of identified shopping centres and the impact of the retail policies within the SWDP, principally policies SWDP9 and SWDP10, on the health of retailing with Worcester.
Developer Contribution Monitoring
Developer Contribution Monitoring is conducted by each individual South Worcestershire Council, with only Worcester City Council reporting on Developer Contribution Monitoring to date. The Developer Contribution Monitor provides accessible information about use of developer contributions arising as a result of approved development. This report documents the progress of developer contributions from the signing of a Section 106 agreement to the actual spending of a developer contribution. It also lists potential open space infrastructure projects that could be funded from future developer contributions should these arise as a result of planned or windfall development.