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:


The updated timetable of the SWDP was given at a recent event for Parish Councils held at the Civic Centre in Pershore. The summary slide shown by Fred Davies, Planning Policy Manager, is shown below:

The link to the latest report "Strategic Housing Land and Employment Availability Assessment Report August 2019 (First Edition)" can be found at:


Details of the Preferred Options Report which will be considered by the three South Worcestershire councils can be accessed at:



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