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Opportunity to suggest sites for extra housing

A formal call for sites that could accommodate extra homes across the districts of Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon has been issued.
 
The three partner councils preparing the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) have asked for individuals, public bodies and developers who know of potentially suitable sites to come forward with their suggestions.
 
The move is being made in line with the Government's new National Planning Policy Guidance, which came into force on March 6. The Government-appointed Inspector currently conducting an Examination of the SWDP has also indicated that the housing requirement in the Plan is likely to increase from the current 23,200.
 
The deadline for suggesting sites is 5pm on Wednesday April 2.
 
Should any of the sites proposed from this exercise be supported by the three councils, they will become the subject of a public consultation before being submitted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
 
There is no need for any sites which have already been suggested as potential housing locations to be suggested again, unless details of those sites have changes significantly. The three councils maintain a database which includes details of all previously proposed sites.
 
Details of how to propose a site can be found at http://www.swdevelopmentplan.org/