Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Screening and scoping opinions

A screening opinion allows applicants to find out whether a proposal requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before making a planning application. Only developments which may have a significant environmental effect require an EIA to be produced. If an EIA is required for a development, applicants can seek advice on what needs to be included by requesting a Scoping Opinion.

The list below contains EIA screening and scoping opinions issued by Worcester City Council in the last 2 years.

You can find further guidance about EIAs and preparing the Environmental Statement on the gov.uk website.

Land at Parsonage Way

Proposed new football stadium (5000 capacity), new club house and ancillary accommodation, training pitches and surface parking for 550 spaces.

Land near Parsonage Way, Trotshill Way and Plantation Drive

Land adjacent to Parsonage Way, Trotshill Way and Plantation Drive, Worcester  (SWDP allocation 43/23). Remodelling and development of land for employment uses, access and car parking, landscaping, associated works.

Former Crown Packaging Works

Former Crown Packaging Works, Perrywood Walk, Worcester. Proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of 226 no. residential dwellings (class C3), together with new streets, landscaping, open space and car parking.

Former Government Building (DEFRA), Whittington Road

Former Government Building (DEFRA), Whittington Road, Worcester. Hybrid Application: Demolition of existing structures and Outline Planning Permission for offices with all matters reserved for future consideration (Access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) Full Planning Permission for 120 dwellings, details of access and spine road, landscaping, drainage and other associated infrastructure.

Former Government Buildings (DEFRA), Whittington Road

Former Government Buildings (DEFRA), Whittington road, Worcester, proposed residential development comprising 66 dwellings (Use Class C), residential care home (Use Class C2), open space, access, drainage and associated infrastructure.

Worcester Woods

Worcester Woods, Worcester.  New retail park.

Land to the East of Blackpole Road

Proposed B2/ B8 Development.

Land at former Trinity Press Site

Land at former Trinity Press Site, London Road, Worcester. Proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of retail food store.