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Interactive SWDPR Preferred Options Policies Map provided by Newgrove
Our help page provides information on how to use the map.

The South Worcestershire Development Plan Review Preferred Options was approved by the South Worcestershire Councils (SWCs) for six weeks public consultation from 4 November 2019. The Policies Map shows relevant policies and site allocations for development that apply to the SWC areas. The map should be considered alongside the Preferred Options consultation document.

Development Boundaries Review

The Development Boundaries Review assessment process has resulted in proposed changes to some, but not all, Development Boundaries. The proposed changes are shown on the Development Boundary layer. Please note, it is also proposed to remove Development Boundaries around all villages categorised as Category 4 or “Open Countryside”.

Open Space Typologies

The Open Space (Provision) Typologies layer corresponds to those sites assessed as part of the Open Space Assessment (2019). This layer should be utilised in conjunction with the updated Green Space layer, once adopted.

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The SHELAA mapping identifies the sites that have been submitted through the ‘Call for Sites’ process in 2018/19, as available housing or employment development received up until the end of February 2019. The SHELAA is a snap-shot in time and sites will continue to be received and the SHELAA will be updated periodically. These sites have been submitted by landowners and developers and will inform the potential supply of housing and employment land in South Worcestershire. It is a technical report rather than a planning policy document. It does not allocate sites for any land use; it simply indicates land availability and deliverability. Detailed assessments have been undertaken by Officers for the sites, however it should be noted that there were a number of sites that were either in the vicinity of a village categorised as being in Category 4 or below, or in the open countryside, that do not feature in the assessments; these sites have not been carried forward for further consideration due to their location in line with the SWDPR Preferred Options Development Strategy for housing. The assessments can be viewed here. The assessment of the sites has informed the selection of the site allocations set out within the Preferred Options document.