In light of the Corona Virus we are requesting that where possible all correspondence including planning applications are sent by email or via the Planning Portal rather than in paper form. This will enable us to continue providing the service with minimal disruption.

There may be times when we are unable to take your call please either contact the officers directly and leave a message if necessary or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Although the planning Enforcement service will be restricted for advice, for urgent breaches of planning control please either email or telephone Jonathan Lester on 01905 722568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Worcester is a city of significant heritage importance and as such Worcester City Council play a vital role in ensuring that all new proposed development is of a sufficient appropriate quality. The City Council deal with over 900 applications each year of which over 90% are approved either through delegated officer powers or Planning Committee. The City also boasts 18 conservation areas and 707 listed buildings as well as areas surrounding the city wall and cathedral being of significant archaeological merit; all of which contributes to Worcesters' status as a heritage city.

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We endeavour to provide a comprehensive and informative service and also covers a broad range of services including:

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