Delay to South Worcestershire Development Plan Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Instead of being put to public examination by February 2021, public examination will not now commence until October 2021.  The examination will be regarding the proposal to build:
  • A new town at Worcestershire Parkway delivering 5,000 homes by 2041, with the potential for another 5,000 after that.
  • A new town at Throckmorton Airfield delivering 2,000 new homes from 2030 with the potential for further expansion in the future.
  • An expanded settlement at Rushwick delivering 1,000 new homes from 2030 once a new railway station has been secured.
  • Plans for 810 new homes on various sites around Worcester, more than 700 at Droitwich Spa, more than 200 in Evesham, almost 900 in Malvern, more than 660 in Pershore and 60 in Tenbury Wells.
  • More than 900 new homes earmarked for villages across Wychavon and 390 within Malvern Hills District.
Full details of the Plan are available at
The revised timetable is as follows:
Carry out technical assessments, modelling, studies and other work needed to support the plan
August 2020 to August 2021
Publication of revised SWDP
October 2021
Submission of SWDP to Planning Inspectorate
February 2022
Dates for public examination and adoption are to be confirmed, but it is the Parish Council intent that a public briefing be held in September prior to the deadline for submissions.’

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