Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. We carry our consultation on various topics throughout the year. You can find information on consultations we are currently running below. You can also sign up to our email consultation list and we will send you an invite when a consultation is launched.
Design code consultation - Wychavon Central and North
We are working with Create Streets to come up with a design code which will be a first for the district. It offers residents the chance to influence how their towns, villages and streets are developed.
Design codes will become an important part of the planning system in the future. They will set out to developers, housebuilders and architects what is required, in detail, from their proposed plans before they are even submitted, guaranteeing standards are upheld and removing the uncertainty which can lead to delays in the planning process.
The codes can include everything from the type of material that can be used to whether buildings should avoid being north facing so it's easier to install solar panels on them.
Having a design code will not replace the need for planning permission or remove the rights of residents to object or comment on individual planning applications. But by requiring developers to build to the design code, it means planners can ensure new development is better suited to towns and villages and is good quality, sustainable and helps communities flourish.
Input from residents is critical to the process of producing the code.
Consultations for the Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich Spa areas are now live.
The deadline to have your say is 8 March 2023.