Planning applications

Planning applications

Information in relation to planning applications.

Before you start

Planning applications we don’t deal with

All other development such as householders (e.g. extensions),  residential (e.g. housing estates), and commercial (e.g. offices and shops) and retail  developments are dealt with by the relevant District Council.

Planning applications we deal with

Worcestershire County Council, as the County Planning Authority process planning applications for minerals developments (e.g. quarrying), waste management facilities (e.g. scrap yards, sewage treatment works and landfill sites)  and the County Council's own developments (e.g. such as schools, roads and railway stations).

Planning validation document

The Planning Validation Document for the accepting and validating of planning applications.

Before you make a planning application

The pre-application process helps identify the information required to accompany a planning application.

Make a planning application

How to submit a planning application to Worcestershire County Council. 

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

The stages of assessment in accordance with The Conservation of Habitats and Species.

Comment or check progress of planning applications

Check on progress of applications or make comments on planning applications known as letters of representation.

Planning and developments

Other planning information for planning policies, strategies, obligations, monitoring and enforcement.

Public notices

Public notices associated with current planning application consultations are available to view on the Council’s Public Notices Directory.

Building Regulations and Control Service

Information regarding who to contact for building regulations and control.

Lea Castle Farm Quarry Public Inquiry

Information and documentation of the Lea Castle Farm Quarry Public Inquiry.

Change of venue for meetings

Temporary change of venue for Worcestershire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee.

You may be aware that Reinforced Autoclaved Aerate Concreate (RAAC) has been found present in the roof of Worcestershire County Council’s offices at County Hall, Worcester . 

Whilst investigations into this material are ongoing and to ensure the safety of staff and the public, as a precautionary measure, parts of County Hall, including the Council Chamber, where the Council’s Committee meetings are held, have been vacated and closed off for the foreseeable future.

Meetings in March, May, July and November 2024

As a result of the above, the County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee meetings in March, May, July and November 2024 will be held in Wychavon District Council’s Council Chamber at Pershore Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT

Meetings in September and October 2024

The Committee meetings in September and October 2024 will be held in Wyre Forest District Council’s Council Chamber at Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF.

Please see Wychavon District Council’s website and Wyre Forest District Council’s website for directions and details of car parking. ‘Maps and directions’ for details of car parking and a Location Map of the Pershore Civic Centre.

The Committee meetings will continue to be webcast live on the Worcestershire County Council website.

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