Authorities' Monitoring Reports (AMRs)

South Worcestershire Development Plan

This Authorities’ Monitoring Report (AMR) has been jointly prepared by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council.

The SWDP Authorities’ Monitoring Report covers the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

The report monitors the policies of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) which was adopted on 25 February 2016. This is the first annual monitoring report. 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. Hard copies, for reference only will be available for viewing at the main local libraries and customer services centres.

Housing Land Monitor

The Housing Land Monitor  is the principal information source for annual housing land supply updates within Worcester City.  The HLM contains analysis of the housing land situation as a position statement every April.  It examines the trend in housing completions, progress in the provision of affordable housing and the contributions towards the supply of housing on previously developed land.  This report examines Worcester City’s supply of available and deliverable housing land, and provides an update on our five year housing land supply position.  The status of each site is obtained from site surveys carried out by planning officers in the spring of each reporting year.

This report has been produced to take into account the continued work of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council's joint working role in monitoring the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), and tracking progress towards meeting the housing requirements of South Worcestershire from 2006 to 2030.

Employment Land Monitor

The Employment Land Monitor (ELM) is the principle source of information for reporting on employment land development within Worcester City each year and contributes to the Council's primary monitoring document, the Authority Monitoring Report (AMR).

The ELM is used to assess progress towards meeting the employment land allocation requirement for Worcester City as part of the now adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

The report outlines the details of individual employment sites with the benefit of planning permission that have either been constructed, are under construction or remain outstanding and reports on the overall supply of available employment land in the district for the monitoring year. The status of each site is obtained from individual site checks carried out by planning officers in the spring of each year.

Employment sites are those that fall within Class B of the Use Classes Order and are defined as Class B1 – Business (including offices not within Class A2, research and development, studios, laboratories, hi technology uses and light industry); Class B2 –General industry; and Class B8 – Storage or Distribution (wholesale warehouses, repositories).

Retail Monitor

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 us 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 Monitor

The Developer Contributions Monitor provides accessible information about Worcester City Councils 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.