The Council produces monitoring reports for Retail, Residential Land Availability and Employment Land Availability in the District.
The Localism Act 2011 requires local authorities to produce reports which monitor progress in preparing their development plans and to assess the extent to which development plan policies are being implemented.
Changes brought in by the Act introduced greater flexibility in how Authority Monitoring Reports (AMRs) can be produced. Previously, AMRs had to be published as one document at the end of the calendar year. There is no longer a requirement to publish a single report, so Wyre Forest District Council will now publish a number of documents on specific topic areas when information becomes available, and this will collectively make up the AMR.
The Employment Land Availability monitors the amount of land committed to, and developed for, employment uses.
View the latest Employment Land Availability update (2010)(5,012K)
More recently available employment data can be found within the 2013/14 Annual Monitoring Report (3,284K)
The Retail Monitoring Report monitors the retail sector of the District. It provides an informed view of the current retail climate for potential investors who are considering Kidderminster, Stourport or Bewdley as possible retail and leisure locations.
Download the latest Retail Monitoring Report (January 2013)(5,530K)
The Housing Land Availability report is produced twice a year (October and April). The report monitors the number of dwelling units completed since the previous update and looks at the amount of land coming forward for residential development.
Copies of earlier documents are available from the Planning Policy Team on request.