The SWDP is a planning framework that aims to ensure development has a positive impact on the environment. It has been jointly prepared by the three authorities of Malvern Hills, Wychavon and Worcester City. It forms the heart of the new Local Development Framework.
- allocates larger ‘strategic' sites across South Worcestershire;
- provides policies to ensure that any development is sustainable;
- and assesses all other potential development sites whether for housing, employment, retail, education, health, community use or an open space use.
The South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) i.e. Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon started a review of the SWDP in late 2017. Further information relating to the SWDP review can be found on the SWDP website.