Planning Applications (Development Control)
You can now submit a Planning Application on line.
Making an On-line Application for
"Do I need
Planning Permission?" : An interactive guide
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
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
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
Any correspondence should be addressed to
Development Control Manager
Malvern Hills District Council
Visit the Planning
Portal (A site operated by the Government's
Planning Inspectorate - 'a gateway to the world of Town &
You may also obtain
advice on Planning matters from Planning Consultants
and free advice may in some instances be provided