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Decisions taken in the next few weeks could change the face of your local community – that’s the message from Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff
The three district councils of South Worcestershire, including Wychavon, are now consulting on major changes to their “preferred options" for where houses should go over the next twenty years. It is the latest phase in the establishment of the local development plan.

Peter urged people to get involved, saying,

“Too often people wake up to these issues when it’s too late. They think planning is boring and technical – and then realise it’s too late to stop things happening they didn’t know about.

“The three councils are conducting a first-rate and detailed consultation process – but this latest stage has to be quite speedy because the longer we are without a plan the more at risk our fields are to speculative development in the wrong place.

“So go to the South Worcestershire development plan website, check how your community may be affected by the changes and go to the public consultation sessions being planned around Wychavon.

“If you don’t like what is proposed, say so now. If you leave it to others to stand up for your community, you’re taking a great risk. Ask your Parish or Town council what they think, and ask them to put in their views – but do it before the consultation closes on 14th September.”

There will be a full consultation on the plan itself which will begin in November, with the public examination of the plan next spring.


Note to editors; this is a full list of consultation events taking place in Wychavon

Upton Snodsbury 13 August 4.00-8.00 pm Upton Snodsbury Village Hall, Church Lane, Upton Snodsbury, WR7 4NH Bishampton; Crowle; Flyford Flavell; Inkberrow

Pershore 15 August 4.00-8.00 pm Pershore Town Hall High Street, Pershore WR10 1DS (Committee Rm) Cropthorne; Defford; Drakes Broughton; Pinvin

Broadway 17 August 4.00-8.00 pm Lifford Memorial Hall24 Lifford Gardens,Broadway WR12 7BU Broadway

Droitwich Spa 21 August 4.00-8.00 pm Parish Centre, St Andrews Street, Droitwich WR9 8DY Wychbold

Honeybourne 22 August 4.00-8.00 pm Honeybourne Village Hall,Main Street, Honeybourne,WR11 7PQ Bretforton; Pebworth

Fernhill Heath 29 August 4.00-8.00 pm War Memorial Hall,73 Droitwich Road,Fernhill Heath WR3 8RJ Fernhill Heath

Evesham 30 August 4.00-8.00 pm Evesham Town Hall,Market Square, Evesham WR11 4RA (Main Hall) Cropthorne; Harvington; Sedgeberrow

Offenham 4 September 4.00-8.00 pm Offenham Village Hall,Main Street, Offenham WR11 8QD Cleeve Prior; South Littleton

Beckford 5 September 4.00-8.00 pm Beckford, Main Street Beckford GL20 7AA Ashton-under-Hill; Conderton; Overbury; Sedgeberrow

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