28th Jan, 2020

Development plan which includes 730 homes for Droitwich by 2041 to be discussed by councillors

Rob George 21st Oct, 2019

A MAJOR blueprint setting out how 14,000 new homes will be built across South Worcestershire by 2041 will go before Wychavon District Council tomorrow.

The South Worcestershire Development Plan has been created in a bid to meet the Government’s requirement in the next 22 years.

Among them proposals are 730 new homes in Droitwich, 810 on various sites around Worcester, 200 in Evesham, 880 in Malvern, 600 in Pershore and 60 in Tenbury Wells.

Planning chiefs across south Worcestershire assessed more than 900 sites for potential development and have put forward proposals which could see a new town close to the Worcestershire Parkway station with 5,000 homes by 2041.

Worcester City councillors will discuss the plans tonight before Wychavon’s members examine the plan tomorrow.

Malvern Hills chiefs meet next Tuesday, October 29.

If the South West Development Plan is given the green light by members from across the three councils, a six-week public consultation will begin on November 4 where residents from across Droitwich and the other areas will be invited to air their views.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, chair of the SWDP Joint Advisory Panel, said “This is an important step in the process to ensure our local plan continues to allow the three South Worcestershire Councils to meet the Government’s requirement for new housing, as well as providing opportunities for companies to invest, grow and create jobs.

“A huge amount of work has gone into selecting the proposed sites and I’d urge residents to read the document in full, understand the reasoning behind these recommendations and – should they be approved – get involved in the consultation,” she added.

* What do you think about the number of homes for Droitwich? Email editor@droitwichstandard,co.uk with your views.

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