Landowners are being advised to obtain expert advice and a free consultation, before registering land for The South Worcestershire Development Plan, which went to public consultation last week.
The Development Plan, which spans across the Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon areas, considers the long-term vision and objectives for future development within the South Worcestershire region, up to the year 2041. It aims to meet local housing requirements as well as provide further opportunities for retail, education and the community.
This includes earmarking land for 28,370 homes in the three towns by 2030, to combat the ongoing housing crisis. The local council in each area is calling on landowners to register their land for sale to support the initiative.
National property consultancy, Bruton Knowles, which provides knowledgeable expertise to landowners, has already seen significant interest from proprietors, looking for advice in registering land.
Paul Barton, Town Planner in Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office, comments: “It is in our interest to attract people to the area with a mix of new builds, affordable homes and facilities. That is why, at Bruton Knowles, our experienced team is on hand to provide expert free consultations, as well as specialist representation and assistance in finding a suitable promoter, who can support the application.
“All submissions must be accompanied by a map showing the site boundaries, have an Ordnance Survey base and be set out in a manner which shows officers the sites are available and deliverable. Our team has already seen a number of clients request support and this only looks set to continue as the plan gets underway.”
Bruton Knowles is an independently-owned national property consultancy with 12 offices across the UK. Its large multi-disciplinary team is highly experienced in sale and purchase, valuation, leasing and strategy across commercial, rural and urban property, and has specialist expertise in utilities, public sector and social housing.