Planning Reforms

When looking at planning applications you may come across acronyms with which you are not familiar.  Click here to see them expanded.

Concerns raised over proposed housing numbers

MHDC's Local Enforcement Plan

Briefing Note on the August 2020 Planning Reforms Consultations

Changes to the Current Planning System Consultation Response of the South Worcestershire Councils

SWDP Review Public Consultation

The SWDP (South Worcestershire Development Plan) was adopted in February 2016 and by law it has to be completely reviewed every five years. The SWDP Review will allocate further land for houses, jobs and retail. It will also set out planning policies for making decisions on new development proposals. The Review will allocate further land for houses, jobs and retail. It will also set out planning policies for making decisions on new development proposals up to the year 2041.

 

Building Planning

Use the link to open your search for Planning Applications with Malvern Hills District Council

A new type of application was introduced on 1st June 2018 and it is called “Permission in Principle”.  It is an alternative way of gaining planning permission for housing-led development.  It can apply to mixed use schemes as long as housing occupies the majority of the site / development.

Further information can be obtained on GOV.UK by clicking on the link below:  – “Introduction to permission in principle” that you may find of interest:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/permission-in-principle

As and when these types of applications are received, you will receive a planning consultation notification.  They will also appear on the planning weekly list in the normal way.

Enforcement and issues relating to breaches of planning control. 

From 1 October 2018, Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Council operate a joint Planning Enforcement service.

 

To help us provide an efficient service and appropriately deal with reports of alleged breached of planning control I would be grateful if you could, with immediate effect, direct all emails relating to new alleged breaches of planning control to

email: planningenforcement@malvernhills.gov.uk

phone: Maria Scott, Enforcement Support Officer (MHDC and WDC) Tel. 01386 565321

 

Please note that this only effects newly reported matters, and as such you should continue to contact the relevant case officer in respect of ongoing live cases/investigations.

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