Supplementary Planning Guidance and Documents


South Worcestershire Revised Developer Contributions SPD 2018


The South Worcestershire Playing Pitch Strategy presents an overall framework for the future provision of playing fields across South Worcestershire. It draws upon the issues identified within separate assessment reports for Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District and sets out the priorities for the delivery of playing pitches for football, rugby, cricket and hockey up to 2030.


The following report covers the Wychavon area and accompanies the Council's Playing Pitch Strategy and these documents together, developed using the up-to-date Sport England methodologies, provide the Council with a robust evidence base and set of strategic priorities to direct future sports planning policy and funding in the context of growth.


South Worcestershire Water Management and Flooding SPD


South Worcestershire Renewable and Low Carbon Energy SPD

South Worcestershire Design Guide SPD 2018

The Design Guide SPD was adopted on Monday 5th March 2018 and covers the local planning authorities of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council (known collectively as the South Worcestershire Councils (SWC)).

The SPD provides additional guidance on how the SWDP design related policies should be interpreted, for example through the design and layout of new development and public spaces across south Worcestershire, and is consistent with the planning policies in the SWDP, in particular SWDP21 Design. It is aimed at built design professionals, e.g. architects, urban designers and developers but it will also be of relevance to anyone else with an interest in the delivery of quality residential design and public spaces.


South Worcestershire Planning for Health SPD 2017

This Planning for Health SPD was adopted on 20th September 2017 and covers the local planning authorities of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council (known collectively as the South Worcestershire Councils (SWC). It has been prepared in partnership with the Strategic Planning team and the Directorate of Public Health at Worcestershire County Council and representatives from Planning Policy and Development Management teams within the SWC.

The Planning for Health in South Worcestershire Supplementary Planning Document provides guidance to local authority planning officers, applicants, relevant organisations and the wider community on delivering healthier developments.


South Worcestershire Affordable Housing SPD 2016

The South Worcestershire Councils adopted the South Worcestershire Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document on the 26th October 2016.

The Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document will help developers, land owners and others who hope to build affordable housing under policies outlined in the SWDP.

It supports the SWDP policies on new affordable housing and explains how these policies will be interpreted and implemented. It includes information on the amount, design, location and tenure of new affordable housing.

The publication of the revised NPPF in July 2018 has impacted upon the interpretation of the adopted Affordable Housing SPD, as detailed in the below document. Please note that the section and paragraph numbering used in this update is in accordance with the number in the original SPD.

Please note, the below SPGs and SPDs are now defunct as they each relied upon on a policy of the now extinct Wychavon District Local Plan. They are therefore no longer material considerations in the determination of planning applications, however they can still be used as a source of information until they are updated in line with the SWDP. See SWDP consultations webpage for more information on consultation on emerging DPDs and SPDs.



Draft Supplementary Documents