Current Consultations

Riverside Conservation Area Draft Appraisal

Worcester City Council would like to hear your views on the draft Riverside Conservation Area Appraisal.

The Riverside Conservation Area was designated in 1992 and reviewed in 2000. Worcester City Council is currently reviewing all Conservation Areas within the city.  A draft “Conservation Area Appraisal” for Riverside has been produced. All responses will be considered and reported to Council Members before the Appraisal is formally adopted.

View document and complete the Riverside Conservation Area Appraisal survey

Shrubbery Avenue Conservation Draft Appraisal and proposed Article 4 Direction

Worcester City Council would like to hear your views on the draft Shrubbery Avenue Conservation Area Appraisal and proposed Article 4 Direction.

The Shrubbery Avenue Conservation Area was designated in 1993 and reviewed in 2012. Worcester City Council is currently reviewing all Conservation Areas within the city.  A draft “Conservation Area Appraisal” for Shrubbery Avenue has been produced.  The appraisal assesses the special historical and architectural interest of the area, and will be used to provide a sound basis for development management decisions and contribute to local plan making.

Article 4 Directions are used to restrict permitted development rights. In conservation areas they are frequently used to protect the character of an area from potentially harmful effects of development of buildings or their surroundings. Directions are only put in place where they are considered necessary in order to maintain and enhance the historic and architectural character of a conservation area. They are not intended to stop change occurring, but relevant changes to buildings or their surroundings will require planning permission.

This consultation provides an opportunity for your views and comments to be taken into account.  All responses will be considered and reported to Council Members before the Appraisal is formally adopted and the Article 4 Direction served. 

View documents and complete the Shrubbery Avenue Conservation Appraisal survey

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles Review

Worcester City Council is seeking views on a draft revised Statement of Principle’s under the Gambling Act 2005. 

This important document sets out the principles the Council will apply when carrying out its functions under the Gambling Act 2005 and has to be reviewed and republished at least every three years.

View and download the draft revised Statement of Principles

The proposed changes between the Council’s existing Statement of Principles and the draft revised Statement of Principles are shown by the use of red text.

The draft revised Statement of Principles includes a new section recognising the links between Public Health and gambling-related harms and how the Council would like to work together in partnership with the local Public Health team to try and better understand and address gambling-related harms in the area.

The Statement of Principles has also been updated to and now contains more detailed information on how the Council will carry out the following functions it is responsible for under the Act:

  • The regulation of gambling activities in clubs and alcohol licensed premises
  • The issuing and monitoring of Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Permits
  • The issuing and monitoring of Prize Gaming Permits
  • The registration and monitoring of Small Society Lotteries

The Council is inviting comments on the draft revised Statement of Principles from all interested parties including residents and those running businesses in the District.

Comments can be sent by email to enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk or posted to:

Worcester City Council Gambling Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF

Closing date: 17 August 2018. All comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Principles before the end of 2018.

Other consultations

New licensing applications and variations to premises alcohol licences

Past consultation results

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