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
- Family Hub consultation
- Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Age Limits and Testing Arrangements
Design Code Consultation open to all residents
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 all parts of the district are now open.
The deadline to have your say is 31 March 2023.
Take part in the Wychavon Central (Evesham and Pershore areas) design code consultation
Take the Wychavon North (Droitwich Spa and surrounding areas) Design Code Consultation
Take the Wychavon South (Bredon, Broadway and surrounding areas) Design Code Consultation
Family Hub Consultation
Worcestershire Early Help Partnership are wanting to hear from Wychavon families and young people about what is important to them and the help and support they need in order to help shape future services and the creation of Family Hubs.
Family hubs aim to provide joined-up help, support and services to children, young people and families from pregnancy through to the age of 19 years old (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities). They focus on bringing services together and changing the way family help and support is delivered locally. Services may be delivered from a mixture of locations such as children’s centres, libraries, schools etc as well as delivered online/ virtually or in the home.
Please help us by answering this short survey so we can hear from families about what is important to you and the help and support you need.
The survey is anonymous, confidential and open to everyone in Wychavon, we will not be able to identify you from your response. The information you provide will be used by Worcestershire Early Help Partnership only for the purpose of consultation and research in order to help shape the family hub support in your area.
There is also an opportunity to be entered into the draw to win 1 of 4 £50 supermarket shopping vouchers.
Take the Family Hub Consultation Survey for Wychavon
Wychavon District Council is carrying out a consultation on some proposals in relation to the following:
- Making amendments to the age limits for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles
- Implementing alternative arrangements for the testing of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles
The proposals under consideration are intended to:
- Try and provide additional incentives for taxi and private hire drivers to invest in less polluting vehicles as part of the Council's wider aim to lead on the reduction of carbon emissions within the district.
- Ensure vehicles used as hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are appropriately examined to make sure they are safe and fit for purpose in a way that is convenient for licence holders.
Take part in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Age Limits and Testing Arrangements consultation.
This consultation survey will remain open for responses until Friday 31 March 2023 and all responses and comments received will be considered by the council before any final decisions are made.
The policy sets out:
- How applications for sex shops, sex cinemas and sexual entertainment venues should be made to the Council and how the Council processes those applications.
- What will be considered when determining applications setting out the grounds on which the Council can refuse applications.
- The standard conditions that will be attached to any licences granted.
Read a copy of the proposed revised policy (280 KB)
Only minor revisions are being proposed to the current policy including:
- Updating the foreword so that it reflect the current Council Plan
- Updated the document to reflect the renaming of the Local Safeguarding Children Board as Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
- Updating the document to amend the maximum fine levels for certain offences, which have changed since the current policy was approved.
The Council would however like to offer the opportunity to everyone to provide comment and feedback on the content of the entire policy document including:
- The arrangements for consultations on applications
- The way in which the suitability of applicants will be assessed
- The factors that will be taken into account when assessing the suitability of a location to be used as a sex establishment
- The standard conditions the Council prescribes in relation to each type of licence
Should you wish to have your say or put forward your views on the draft policy please complete the Revised Policy on Sex Establishment Licensing consultation response form..
This consultation will be open for responses until 31 March 2023 and all responses received will be given consideration by the Council before a revised policy is approved and implemented.