South Worcestershire Development Plan

The South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) i.e. Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon started a review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) in late 2017. This is in line with new Government requirements that local plans should be updated every five years, and therefore a revised SWDP is required by 2021. The review will provide an updated plan period to the year 2041.


You can access the plan details at:


As part of the planning process, between May & July 2018, these councils issued a call for sites for potential residential or employment development. Many landowners have submitted details of potential sites, but at this stage, no specific land is being suggested by the South Worcestershire Councils for such development.  You can view an interactive map of the sites that have been offered but not yet assessed at:


After assessment the sites that are being proposed for development will then be set out in the Preferred Options consultation document in late 2019.

Emerging Minerals Local Plan

Worcestershire Council is preparing the new Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan. There is a consultation leaflet which explains the background to the information on Minerals in Worcestershire and the reasons why having a Minerals Local Plan is so important. You can download a copy of this leaflet by clicking on the link below:


download the Consultation leaflet


The first three stages of the consultation process have already been completed. The Fourth Stage Consultation document sets out the proposed vision and objectives for mineral development in Worcestershire, and includes the proposed strategic policies and development management policies which will be used to make decisions on planning applications once the plan is adopted.


On this page you can access an Interactive Minerals Mapping Tool by clicking on “Where Are We Now”. You can also download the Fourth Stage Consultation Document which gives details of how you can submit your comments to the plan. The Fourth Stage Consultation on the Minerals Local Plan is open from 17 December 2018 to 8 February 2019.

A questions and answers session will be held at The Hive Worcester on Monday 21 January 2019 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

Rural Bus Services Scrutiny - Findings and Report

Following the withdrawal of many rural bus services across the county (which severely affects Charlton), Worcestershire County Council commissioned an enquiry. The following link will take you to a report on their findings:

New Wychavon Tourism Website

Wychavon has launched a new website aiming to boost tourism within the local area.


You can access it at:


Round Evesham Walk

Evesham Rambling Club has devised a circular walk around Evesham, taking in many of the historic buildings and sites for which Evesham is famous. Details of the walk are shown in the file below. Further details of the activities of the Evesham Rambling Club can be found at:


Round Evesham Walk.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [589.4 KB]

Charlton 100 Club News

January Winners


            £25 - Richard Getting

            £15 - Karen Bone

            £10 - Joy Haywood




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