*drum roll* SWDPR HAS BEEN SUBMITTED FOR EXAMINATION *cheering and clapping*🎉
On Wednesday 27th September 2023, under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations, 2012 (as amended), the South Worcestershire Councils – Malvern Hills, Worcester City, and Wychavon – submitted the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review (SWDPR) for independent examination.
In addition to the SWDPR itself, the Councils have submitted a suite of supporting evidence and other essential documents.
In due course, the Secretary of State will appoint independent Inspector who will oversee the examination process. Their impartial guidance will ensure the examination is conducted thoroughly and fairly.
To facilitate effective communication throughout the examination period, a Programme Officer has been appointed by the Councils, who will be the first point of contact for any matters related to the examination of the plan.
The Programme Officer’s contact details, the submitted version of the SWDPR, and all accompanying documents are available to view on South Worcestershire Development Plan Review | Local Plan Examination Services
For those who prefer to review documents in person, appointments can be made between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at any of the South Worcestershire council offices. To arrange a visit, please get in touch with the SWDPR team using the appropriate email address below. Be sure to specify in advance which documents you wish to view.
We are delighted to share this important development in the progression of the SWDPR and encourage you to stay engaged in the examination process.
Please get in touch if we can help to answer any questions relating to how this emerging policy may affect your development proposals and/or development aspirations. You can submit a request via the contact form below, or alternatively email / call us directly at:
Phone: 01242 898368