Our ‘Search for Applications’ webpage will be undergoing essential maintenance on Wednesday 25 November 2020 to make improvements to our search facilities.

Please note that there will be no access to the search facility whilst the work is carried out. Normal service will resume from Thursday 26 November 2020.


COVID-19 Temporary Government Measures
For guidance on the relaxation of working hours on construction sites, please read the pdf Directorate of Planning and Infrastructure (418 KB) document.


Government Announces Changes to the Planning System

The Government has announced a number of changes to the planning system in response to the relaxation of lockdown.

Planning permission deadlines will be extended, planning appeals will be sped up and builders will be allowed more flexible working hours following agreement with their local council.  Read the coronavirus recovery announcement on the GOV.UK website.

The full detail of applications which will be impacted by this and the length of any extension has yet to be clarified. The implications of these changes will be assessed by both Councils once the detail is provided and we will keep you updated if there are significant impacts.


Committee meetings

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Council have now re-instated The Planning Committee Meetings which will be taking place virtually. The North and South Committees at Malvern have returned to their previous evening meeting times, respectively whilst Wychavon’s Planning Committee has returned to its normal 2 pm start at their meetings on Thursday’s. Public speaking has also been re-introduced and instructions can be provided for those wanting to speak.

In this section you will find the following information: