Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
SPDs provide guidance on the implementation and delivery of planning policy set out in the City's Local Plan policies.
Worcester City Council, Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council have jointly published the following Draft SPDs for consultation in accordance with Regulations 12 and 13 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Period of Representations: Consultation on these SPDs is open between Friday 2nd February 2018 and Friday 16 March 2018. All representations MUST be received by 17:00 on the closing date.
Revised Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document
Draft Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Supplementary Planning Document
Draft Water Management and Flooding SPD
Design Quality SPD
For further information on the Design Guide SPD, please contact the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 763763 or email a member of the SWC Planning Policy Team. via email at .
Planning for Health in South Worcestershire SPD
The south Worcestershire councils adopted the Planning for Health SPD on 21 September 2017. It provides more detailed guidance on the implementation of policies within the South Worcestershire Development Plan and sets out the requirements for Health Impact Assessment.
- Planning for Health in South Worcestershire SPD
- Planning for Health in South Worcestershire Adoption Notice
- Planning for Health in South Worcestershire Consultation Statement
Developer Contributions SPD
The South Worcestershire Councils adopted the South Worcestershire Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document on the 20th October 2016
The Developer Contributions SPD sets out the South Worcestershire Councils’ approach to seeking developer contributions via the SWDP for infrastructure or environmental improvements required as a result of development. The SPD provides guidance about when planning obligations will be expected, the scale of developer contributions, and how developer contributions will be used.
The Developer Contributions SPD can be viewed below.
- Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
- Developer Contributions SPD Adoption Statement
- Developer Contributions SPD Consultation Statement
Adopted Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
The Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document covers the administrative areas of Worcester City Council, Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council. It explains the details of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) policies that relate to the provision of affordable housing. It is a guide intended to help developers, landowners, applicants applying for planning permission, registered providers and others who are seeking to provide or benefit from affordable housing.
The Affordable Housing SPD was formally adopted on 26th October 2016.