The three South Worcestershire Councils have updated their Local Development Schemes (LDS). The latest versions were adopted at Council meetings held on 16 September 2020 (Wychavon District Council), 29 September 2020 (Malvern Hills District Council) and 30 September 2020 (Worcester City Council). The LDS is a project management document which sets out the council priorities for producing planning policy documents over the coming three years.
The new timetable for the SWDP Review is as follows:
Additional Preferred Options (Focused on Sustainability Appraisal) Consultation (Regulation 18) – March-April 2021
Publication Consultation (Regulation 19) – October-November 2021
Submission (Regulation 22) – March 2022
Independent Examination (Regulation 24) – May 2022-January 2023
Receipt of Inspector’s Report (Regulation 25) – March 2023
Adoption (Regulation 26) – April 2023