Gary Williams - Joint Head of Housing and Planning

Gary Williams

Contact details:

Telephone number: 01386 565279

Email address:

Key responsibilities:

  • Planning Policy, the Local Development Framework and Parish Plans
  • Development Management – planning applications, appeals and planning enforcement
  • Heritage – conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments, landscaping, Tree Preservation Orders and biodiversity
  • Corporate Database – Land & Property Gazetteer, Land Charges, Street Naming & Numbering and geographical information systems
  • Building Control and dangerous structures
  • Housing Services - affordable housing, choice based lettings, housing needs and other housing issues.


  • Diploma in Town Planning
  • Professional Bodies: Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Career information: 

  • Gary has had over 35 years of local government experience.  He joined Malvern Hills District Council in 1998 and since April 2015 he performs a joint role as Head of Housing and Planning for both Wychavon and Malvern Hills Councils.  Before that has held roles with Redditch Development Corporation, Redditch Borough Council and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.   

External roles:

  • Worcestershire Planning Officers Group
  • South Worcestershire SWDP Officer Steering Group
  • South Worcestershire Building Control Project Board
  • Salary band: £74,798 - £80,099
  • Benefits: SMT car allowance, options for corporate gym membership.