Wyre Forest District Council is consulting on the pre-submission version of the Wyre Forest Local Plan. This sets out the sites where developments will go over the next 20 years. We need to make sure that we have enough homes in the district to meet our current housing need, as well as for our children and grandchildren. We also want the local economy to grow and offer employment opportunities.
The main way we are planning to deliver housing growth is with a new village at Lea Castle and an extension of Kidderminster to the east of the town. Both sites would be sustainable and it is proposed that they would have their own primary school, other local facilities, road improvements and a much-needed element of affordable housing.
There would also be land made available for employment at Lea Castle, an extension to Easter Park and a second phase at Silverwoods. Previous proposals for a new major housing development adjacent to Spennells in Kidderminster and a number of other sites across the district are not being progressed further.
This pre-submission version of the Local Plan sets out how the district will develop until 2036 and outlines the strategy for making sure the growth needed for future generations is in the right place, and is of the right character and quality.
Our Local Plan Review webpage provides all the details and information on how to comment. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 17 December.