MALVERN HILLS DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN - PUBLIC INQUIRY
The Local Plan Inquiry closed on Tuesday 6th September
2005. The Inspector's Report was received by the
Council in May 2006.
Public Local Inquiry
The First Secretary of State
appointed Mr John MacBryde to hold a Public Local Inquiry into
objections to the Malvern Hills Local Plan.
The Inquiry opened on Tuesday 24th May at 10 am and closed on
Tuesday 6th September 2005.
Meeting was held at Priory Lodge Hall, The Council House, Avenue
Road, Malvern on Monday 28th February 2005 at 2pm.
This dealt with the procedures for the Inquiry such as the
programme, sitting times and arrangements for the submission and
presentation of evidence. The contents of the evidence were not
2004 Malvern Hills District Council consulted on the Malvern Hills
District Local Plan. During the consultation period Objectors
suggested a number of alternative sites mainly for housing or
employment development (known as Omission Sites).
documents which identify the context of the Local Plan Review and
the development of its Strategy and Policies. The documents may be
referred to in the Council's evidence at the Public Local Inquiry
or in responses to written representations on objections received
to the Local Plan. All core documents are available to view by
appointment. Alternatively, some of the document are available to
purchase. For details, please contact the Development Plans Team on
The Council prepared
three background papers to set out its position with regard to
certain aspects of the Plan. These are District Strategy Paper,
Housing Land Provision and Employment Land Provision.
District Development Strategy
This demonstrates the relationship of national, regional and
strategic planning guidance to the development of the spatial
strategy to meet the needs of the Malvern Hills District.
Housing Land Provision
This sets out the policy framework informing the preparation of the
Malvern Hills District Local Plan Review housing land provision. It
includes, how the Plan proposes to meet the Structure Plan housing
requirements, the methodology and findings of the Urban Capacity
Study and housing needs assessment, the distribution and phasing of
housing allocations, and provision for affordable housing.
Land Provision This sets out the policy framework
informing the preparation of the Malvern Hills District Local Plan
Review employment land provision. It includes how the Plan proposes
to meet Structure Plan employment requirements and an analysis of
the portfolio of available sites.
Round Table Sessions
3 Round Table Sessions were held to inform the Local Plan Inquiry.
District Development Strategy 24th May 2005,
Housing Land Provision 1st June 2005 and
Affordable Housing Provision 2nd June 2005.