Neighbourhood Planning in Wychavon

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new element to the planning system for England in the form of Neighbourhood Planning. Neighbourhood Planning sits within the strategic focus of the South Worcestershire Development Plan. NPs allow a partnership of communities including businesses, residents and interested parties to develop policies that, subject to an independent examination and community referendum, will become part of the planning framework for land uses in their local area.

Latest Neighbourhood Planning News

Made Neighbourhood Plans

There are currently no made (adopted) Neighbourhood Plans in Wychavon.

Neighbourhood Plans at Referendum stage

Neighbourhood Plans at Examination stage

Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

There are currently no submitted Neighbourhood Plans in Wychavon.

Draft Neighbourhood Plans

  • Cleeve Prior - draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation ended 30 June 2015.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas

Please note that once a draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation gets underway, the link is removed from the Designated Neighbourhood Areas section and moved through the stages.

  • Ashton under Hill - Neighbourhood Area designated on 18 December 2015.
  • Broadway - Neighbourhood Area designated on 4 February 2014.
  • Droitwich Spa - Neighbourhood Area designated on 11 January 2017.
  • Eckington - Neighbourhood Area designated on 17 March 2015.
  • Hanbury - Neighbourhood Area designated on 14 October 2014.
  • Harvington - Neighbourhood Area designated on 17 March 2015.
  • Honeybourne - Neighbourhood Area designated on 25 September 2015.
  • Norton-juxta-Kempsey - Neigbourhood Area designated on 11 January 2017.
  • Pebworth - Neighbourhood Area designated on 10 April 2013.
  • South Lenches - Neighbourhood Area designated on 10 September 2015.
  • Whittington - Neighbourhood Area designated on 15 October 2013.

Wychavon's Neighbourhood Area Designations Map

Neighbourhood Area Consultations

There are currently no Neighbourhood Area Consultations in Wychavon.

Useful Neighbourhood Planning Information

Wychavon's Neighbourhood Plan Protocol

To help Parish and Town Councils to understand the Council's role in Neighbourhood Plans process, Wychavon has produced a Protocol which sets out how Neighbourhood Plans will be taken forward.

Wychavon's Neighbourhood Planning Protocol

Wychavon's Neighbourhood Planning Guide

We have produced a guide to developing a neighbourhood plan which details the stages of the Neighbourhood Plan process and the support available to Parish/Town Councils who wish to develop a Neighbourhood Plan.

Wychavon's Neighbourhood Planning Guide

Funding available for Neighbourhood Planning

From April 2016, a grant of £9,000 is available for neighbourhood plan groups i.e. parish and town councils to support the preperation of a neighbourhood plan. This money must be applied for directly by the neighbourhood plan group, Parish Council or Town Council. Further information can be found on the Locality website.

Further information and support for Neighbourhood Planning

Locality provides free support, advice, guidance to help local groups create a neighbourhood plan.

Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional planning advice to communities and individuals who cannot afford to pay professional fees. Through funding from Communities and Local Government, the organisation has set up a useful website for people to share their experiences around ‘Neighbourhood Planning'. Our Neighbourhood Planning website includes a forum to support people and communities who are using new powers under the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood plans. The website has forums and discussion groups about preparing a neighbourhood plan, provides opportunity to learn about what is happening in other areas, how to liaise with local planning authorities and advice on community engagement. There are also useful resources and information about neighbourhood planning events in England.


If you would like further advice or support in the preparation of your Neighbourhood Plan please contact Andrew Ford or Reiss Sadler in the Planning Policy team on 01386 565 362 or 01386 565 430, or email