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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview which...
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South Worcestershire planning policies approved on reducing flood risk and renewable energy

New planning guidance has been adopted in support of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), the blueprint that sets out where new homes and employment development should take place up to the year 2030. The three councils involved in the SWDP – Worcester, Malvern Hills and Wychavon – have all approved three new supplementary planning documents (SPDs) containing guidance on...
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Call for sites launched as part of review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan

Councils are asking for information on land that could potentially be suitable for future housing and employment development in south Worcestershire. The “call for sites” is part of the official review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), that will see the blueprint for providing jobs and homes extended to 2041, as required by the Government. Anyone who has an interest in...
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Planning for healthier lifestyles in south Worcestershire

New planning guidelines aimed at improving the design of housing and other developments to encourage healthier lifestyles have come into effect in south Worcestershire. Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all adopted the new Planning for Health Supplementary Planning Document. Known as an SPD, it covers issues like encouraging walking and cycling, providing green spaces...
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Have your say on affordable housing and sites for travellers in south Worcestershire

South Worcestershire residents can now have their say on two vital issues connected with the newly adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) in consultations that have opened today (March 14). Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on guidelines for the building of affordable housing between now and 2030, and on the provision of sites for...
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Have your say on sites for travellers in south Worcestershire

South Worcestershire residents can have their say on a vital issue connected with the newly adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) when a consultation opens on March 14. Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on the provision of sites for travellers and travelling showpeople. The consultation runs for six weeks at www.swdevelopmentplan.org ...
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South Worcestershire Development Plan adopted by councils

The South Worcestershire Development Plan, designed to provide jobs and homes up to 2030, has been fully adopted. The Plan will boost the local economy and deliver sustainable development. Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council – the three partners involved in the preparation of the Plan – have each met this week and approved the adoption of the...
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Government inspector backs South Worcestershire Development Plan

The official Examination of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), conducted by a Government-appointed independent Inspector, has concluded that the Plan is sound and can now go forward with a recommendation for adoption by the three councils that prepared it. The Plan sets out a long term vision for south Worcestershire, with the emphasis on boosting the local economy and...
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Work to start on building a Construction Skills Centre in Warndon

The Worcester area of Warndon is due to get a boost with a new hub that improves employment skills, provides training, and offers qualifications, supported the Department for Communities and Local Government.  Building of the Warndon Construction Skills Centre, paid for by the European Regional Development Fund with contributions from Fortis Living, Worcestershire County Council...
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Work set to begin on a brand new retail and leisure venue

Work is set to begin soon on creating an exciting multi-million pound Cathedral Square retail and leisure scheme in Worcester City Centre. Worcestershire County Council, in partnership with Worcester City Council and the retail developer, Salmon Harvester, are launching a project to revitalise the current Cathedral Plaza shopping centre and greatly enhance the historic townscape of...
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