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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the County Council’s Planning Service

Update: 2 April 2020

We have had to adapt some of our processes and procedures to maintain the safety of our team and our customers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Our offices are now closed to the public, with majority of staff working remotely who have access to emails, telephones and electronic filing systems.

Whilst we have made arrangements for letters that have been sent to the Council via the postal service to be distributed to the appropriate officer, the post is collected periodically, and there may be a delay in responding to letters. In particular a number of letters of representation have been received from members of the public commenting on major applications, such as the Lea Castle Farm proposed quarry (Application Reference: 19/000053/CM). We can confirm the Council will be acknowledging all the comments received on this and other applications in due course, but please bear with us during this period.

Where possible, we would encourage all correspondence with the County Council’s Planning Team via email: or telephone (01905 763763).

Should you wish to comment on a planning application you can do so online at: Planning applications

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Local Nature Partnership

The Worcestershire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) comprises senior representatives from the public, private and third sectors, including professional environmental and land managers. Its broad membership provides the LNP with expertise in developing strategies, planning projects, securing funding and delivering successful outcomes on the ground.

Further information on who we are, what we do and how we operate is detailed in our Terms of Reference and Business Plan.