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Planning Applications (Development Control)

You can now submit a Planning Application on line. See Making an On-line Application for further information.  

"Do I need Planning Permission?" : An interactive guide for Householders.

Interactive guideHouseholder Permitted Development Rights - A guide to the changes which came into effect on 1st October 2008 under the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008.

Please also see our Validation Checklists to ensure that you have submitted all the necessary information.

What we do

Our main job is to assess proposals for development: either physical work like new buildings and extensions, or changes of use of land or buildings. The section deals with the processing of applications for Planning Permission, Advertisement Consent, Listed Building Consent, Conservation Area Consent and Hedgerow Removal. We also give informal advice on proposals.

Development Control is divided into two teams.:

The Southern Area Team covers the Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn area, and the Northern Area Team covers the rest of the district including Kempsey, Powick, Martley and Tenbury.

If you would like further advice or assistance, contact Customer Services.

A 'Duty Planner' will normally be available to answer general planning enquiries between 10am and 1pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are travelling a long distance, please contact Customer Services to check availability. 

Please note – the Duty Planning Officer service at the Library in Great Malvern and at the Library in Tenbury Wells will cease after 30th April 2014.

Any correspondence should be addressed to

Development Control Manager
Planning Services
Malvern Hills District Council
Council House
Avenue Road
WR14 3AF


Visit the Planning Portal (A site operated by the Government's Planning Inspectorate - 'a gateway to the world of Town & Country Planning')

You may also obtain advice on Planning matters from Planning Consultants and free advice may in some instances be provided by Planning Aid

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This page was last reviewed 26 March 2014 at 13:57 by Sophie Chown.
The page is next due for review 22 September 2014.
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