A MAJOR blueprint setting out how 14,000 new homes will be built across South Worcestershire by 2041 was given the backing of Wychavon District Council on Wednesday.
Of the 38 councillors discussing the South Worcestershire Development Plan, 30 voted for it, four against, three abstained and one did not vote.
The proposal aims to meet the Government’s housing requirement in the next 22 years.
It will see Droitwich receive 730 new homes, Worcester 810, Evesham 200, Malvern 880, Pershore 600 and Tenbury Wells 60.
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 Council has given the plan the green light and Malvern Hills District chiefs meet on Tuesday, October 29,
If they give it the green light, 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: “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.