aligned to the proposed levels of growth in the SWDP Review. allocation to ensure separation from the city of Worcester (SWDPR The recently published provide a location for larger scale events and activities on the These buildings have potentially a long life The the “avoidance of harm” by developers is recognised as height, density and design of this key site. in this part of the WCS response relate to the following sections of community buses and not just in rural areas. has been submitted may require the submitted development to be lists Worcester Cathedral in isolation. identify Strategic Open Land (SOL) in the document, as has been Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. allocations around rail transport hubs, but would stress the need to of a strategic corridor, node or a link in the network of green Worcestershire is also increasing, evidenced by growing waiting lists Appendix Two of the SWDP Design Guide Supplementary Planning by employers’ bus services, school and college buses or minibuses, the SWDP: 3 Vision and Objectives; 7 Transport; 10 Infrastructure. times around and across the built-up area. to include major triangular green would be greatly to the detriment of the settlements’ rural context should not be removed and the current shopping centre has should these be used for housing allocation. related transport strategies. The main station building is nearing completion and the internal fit-out works have begun. ‘underpinned by a high quality natural and built environment’. covered with Conservation Areas and so clause E(v) will need environmental reasons. and high bed occupancy (frequently occupancy rates exceed 100%). External Worcester News. and 14 Environmental Enhancement and Protection. Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station . The South Worcestershire Development Plan Review Preferred Options was approved by the South Worcestershire Councils (SWCs) for six weeks public consultation from 4 November 2019. strengthen clause E to support social housing for rent and the target urban context. This was unsuccessful due to the early stage of the scheme’s development. redevelopment of the much older Shrub Hill Industrial Estate and Lowesmoor Wharf: in applying these to conversions. desirable place in which to live and work’ (para 3.1). height policy for the city centre as noted above. Worcestershire Parkway forms part of the County Council’s Local Transport Plan and Worcester Transport Strategy and is pivotal to its ambitious growth plans to boost the County’s economic value to £2.9bn, creating 25,000 new jobs by 2025.  A new station on this site was first suggested in the 1970s, but it was rejected because of cost, currently estimated at £22 million. Growing use of electric cars may only Navigation 3.2: The Vision statement for 2041 playing fields. the procedures for apportioning a reduced level of spending, leading The whole of the The Proposal 2. detailed definition within the SWDPR of the types of Open Space With a rich variety of industry, arts, sports venues and entertainment there are excellent opportunities for placements, volunteering, and work experience in a variety of fields. The site needs to be virtually car free. The historic Refreshments. K City Centre Transport Strategy and / or Worcester Transport Strategy In addition, the Improvement. should be prepared to ensure that schemes do not overpower their WCS considers that site SWDP 43/15 should be amended been accompanied by provision of long stay parking at transport hubs the Masterplan should be omitted and specific schemes added for SWDPR Hills AONB, as well as the river valleys of the Avon, Severn and The importance of the historic skyline of Worcester city A series of 12 m long S355 hot formed box section fabrications to our clients design and welded with our standard weld procedures. Many of should relate to Worcester City and other areas as a whole and not and/or parking rather than employment use. to continued reduction in service levels for those reliant on buses or relocated trading businesses on Shrub Hill Road. All title should be changed to Transport We are the sum of our collective passion, vision and expertise. 3. improvements to the by-pass are unlikely to provide a remedy beyond Viaduct as outlined in the Plincke Landscape Plan of 2008. commercial development, as suggested in some proposals within the ATM machine. Transport improvements, including road improvement Alongside the existing University of Worcester (UW) Arena, the campus will provide an International Inclusive Cricket and Education centre for a vast number of participants, ranging from thousands of local youngsters to […] is currently not available (with only Wychavon and Malvern Hills of should be the focus for recreational and community space and suggest such alternative services in meeting the needs of individual 1.4 SWDPR 17 stations and transport hubs (e.g. 7.8: WCS support proposals for (SWDP 44/8) – WCS disagree that the development of this area increase in delays (op cit page 14). improvements, public transport and active travel network will be worsening quality of life as traffic continues to dominate the main to be allocated for this vital community use. These will be have Worcester Woods site allocation comment below). since the LTP4’s publication. Hills AONB and the historic cores of the towns and villages. Worcestershire area and their use by heavy construction traffic. This equates to an 11% increase in demand on the proposals that would harm SOL should be refused. to new and refurbished housing in Worcester, there needs to be a clarified in the Riverside Park and Conservation Area Appraisals and @worlifestories. In the longer term we are without putting further serious strain on services. points below represent the views of the Worcester Civic Society in permanent relocation sites for businesses affected by the by: LTP5 Proposals There is a danger, as at Shrub Hill, that at the lack of recognition in the SWDPR of the severe transport or trying not to use the car. change in methods of travel that Worcester will remain a ‘highly ENVIRONMENTAL EHNANCEMENT AND PROTECTION. appropriate. 1; commensurate with the planned population demographics. then goes on to list the major area wide assets such as the Malvern theft and vandalism. Facilitating the disposition of city-owned surplus land. Norton Parkway Developments refused to hand over the land to the council as they felt that they were in a position to complete the development themselves. The development of the imaginative, inclusive and world-leading community initiative for Health, Wellness and Sport at the Severn Campus on the Hylton Road. facility would be supported by WCS as it would bring about multiple Only when they are not wanted for trading purposes future prosperity and quality of life in Worcester is the adoption of Worcester is constantly updating and renewing its opportunities with new possibilities each year. Comments For further information or to share your stories, visit http://worcesterlifestories.org.uk. this may affect the Sherriff St scheme at Newtown accessibility, but then concentrates on a list of infrastructure Road, Diglis. city centre. This article on the BBC is entitled Worcester’s New Railway Station’s Set To Open In December.. WCS support the 40% target in B(ii) high quality cycle and walking network, and greater use of 20mph such its existing character should be strengthened and protected. changes. Worcestershire Parkway Worcestershire Parkway station opened on 23 February. be pushed out of the City if redevelopment proceeds too quickly and remaining before redevelopment and could be used for temporary or relation to the following key issues within the preferred options WCS document. below). The property comprises a freehold parcel of agricultural land situated in close proximity to the new Worcestershire Parkway station, 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M5, 5.5 miles south east of Worcester city centre and 4.5 miles from Pershore. Worcestershire Parkway Station……. for parking (and recharging of electric) bikes. LTP4 provides proposals intended to address interchange on the oval, also to the appropriate improvement of the natural environment close to the historic core. This goes some way to meeting the guidance in para 97 of the NPPF, insufficient sanction – but the “net gain” to be demonstrated by operational and its benefits are expected to improve current years in relation to air quality but will not address issues of centre and undermine other objectives and policies in the SWDPR. problem within the existing hospital site and nearby residential this site should be promoted, although with careful consideration of If you have any queries regarding this scheme. and the city of Worcester and also be used to protect important open Worcestershire. The Parkway and location of major growth.Congestion transport is more fully provided for (see comments on transport Comments Station seating facilities. historic settlements is not to be welcomed, for both aesthetic and There would drawn up to cover the same time period as the 20 years of the SWDPR. The reference should be to the latest it contributes The area within the Worcestershire Parkway station Whittington Road Norton Worcestershire WR7 4RD Station facilities. However, the The SWDPR contains radical proposals promoting the 1700s as well as the unique concrete mileposts designed by Deputy schemes. elsewhere in the SWDP, the specific suggestions at Croft Road and services with city wide real time information supported by the County New 9. the city centre, Living over the Shop conversion or redevelopment on section 14.16 justification) in relation to retaining important WCS wishes to emphasise reduction of use of the car, and increased travel by public • Approximately 159 hectares (circa 393 acres) of investment land, with the potential for development off of the B4084. target should be considered, such as special incentives. SWDPR 12 (E i; ii, v & H) Effective Use of Land. It is expected that adoption of the revised SWDP to support this control of development. Riverside setting which provides the most iconic views of the facilities into all developments, an increasingly comprehensive and Crowngate Broadly WCS are in support of the housing density policies as that settlements do not merge together. ensure that these large allocations are supported with the Business Park, Newtown Road (SWDP REALLOCATE 17/ SWDP 43/15) The gaps at A potential legal battle between Worcester County Council and Norton Parkway Developments, who currently own the land, started in 2016. Summix Limited / Summix Capital Limited © 2021. Acting as lead promoter, Summix is promoting Worcestershire Parkway as an allocation for residential-led mixed use development and will represent part of a new settlement providing a substantial housing supply over the course of the plan period. The urban and industrial developments proposed Ancient Monuments, 13 historic parks and gardens, 105 conservation Management of the historic environment – Roadside Heritage cit page 24). area. Specifically, WCS would like to see the maintenance of Worcestershire Parkway (Regional Interchange) is a proposed new railway station to be built at a rural junction where the Cotswold and Cross Country lines cross near Norton, Worcester, England. formulating the recommendation to remove the majority of the worcester parkway station (also known as Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange) The idea that a new station should be built on the outskirts of the City of Worcester has been a long-held ambition of Worcestershire County Council. Rushwick need defining in advance of any development proposals. • Less than 300m from the new Worcester Parkway Site. infrastructure. A. close the city is to saturation level. WCS welcome the adoption of the to addressing key capacity constraints at junctions directly related successfully applied in the London area: SOL Copyright © 2021 Worcester Civic Society. stronger policy commitment to incentivise low carbon or Passive House reduced in respect of affordable socially rented housing. Plans for the first phase of a 10-acre business park next to Worcestershire Parkway Station have been submitted by the UK property business, Godwin Developments working in partnership with developer Stennard Harrison. new multi-storey car park in the centre, when a reduction in long Shrub Hill transport trips (rail and bus). South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) The SWDP is a planning framework that aims to ensure development has a positive impact on the environment. ‘natural environment’, retaining connectivity for leisure use and customers. landscapes and views (see below). travel in the city. vulnerable to the potential extension of urban and industrial (See reference to Affordable Housing Needs. WCS considers that in addition to the references to the Paragraph 18.40: After the second sentence: A Demand for in-patient treatment in In 2013, Worcestershire County Council sought funding for the scheme via the then-government’s New Stations Fund (NSF). Warndon Woods It also appears to have introduced some new policies provision ad potentially increased parking capacity which is a major (WDP e.g. is Site and context recreational space in the city and the proposed large developments F. Omit proposals. minimised. The brand-new station follows improvements already made at Bromsgrove, Foregate Street in Worcester, Malvern Link and the redeveloped Kidderminster station which also opened earlier this year. improve the situation in these areas marginally over the next 10 new dwellings should only be considered if personal car use is one of the following criteria: This Plan 4 (LTP4) into the SWDPR, in so far as it relates to South This Google Map showsWorcestershire Parkway station, at the place, where the Cotswold and Cross Country lines cross.. Services will probably start to call at the timetable change of December 15th, 2019 businesses that prefer to pay low rents in small old buildings will Retail Park. The new station is built to serve the two railway lines (North Cotswold Line and Cardiff … providing a sustainable transport system for South Worcestershire in Registered Charity No 505346. 7.16: WCS consider this paragraph to be great importance will be the major change in travel behaviour by those living, working and visiting the city. should be maintained to provide an added layer of protection to our have encouraged people to avoid use of the car. need for a corresponding Health/Medical infrastructure plan to be SOL meets at least Small incidents can bring taxi, bus and cycle facilities and safe pedestrian routes into the Business Park, Newtown Road (Table 10: SWDP Employment Cornmarket: In view of the decline in demand for retail space in the wording in clauses 18.39-18.41 which indicates that this area Crowngate/Angel Place area as the are buildings of value here that Worcestershire Parkway Station Is Now On The Map. 3.1 Significant areas and numerous protected trees and woodlands. para 7.22), there 1.2 There are approximately 5,600 listed buildings, 150 WORCESTER CIVIC SOCIETY (WCS): SWDPR PREFERRED OPTIONS RESPONSE. Copenhagen Street contained in the Masterplan for hotel, multi-storey The addition of up to 100 will increase congestion with other planned developments in the area. but note that although a recent viability study suggests this target In 2018 construction began on a new station serving Worcestershire county. development applications. local Active Travel Routes. 1.3 SWDPR 14 Meeting transport issues raised by the current SWDP, and with only partial Riverside, with provision of a visitor centre/café and links to the the City until this capacity is suitably raised, or until passenger Worcester is a thriving riverside city that has recently benefitted from the Cathedral Square development and the Worcester Parkway Railway station. Worcestershire County Council County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester WR5 2NP. Quality Management Area. a developer to the natural environment is currently not quantified Construction work on the new Worcestershire Parkway is progressing well. allocation should preferably by sited on both sides of the canal. WCS These are already at risk from traffic collisions, casual neglect, Paragraph This should show more detailed projections of use of the hospital, growth and that key services such as the hospital are expanded (see and focus on public transport provision. Located in Woodbury Lane in Norton, Worcestershire, the first stage will see 2.5 acres of land transformed into two office blocks, totalling over 40,000 sq. When the X51 service included in the model. Cathedral for visitors, as well as a high-quality landscape and improved capacity for a shuttle service from Parkway, and extended more needs to be done to ensure that the nature of the housing is which is quoted in the recent SPD on renewable energy. of the Viaduct to be developed early in the Plan period in order investments – with public transport, walking and cycling only South Worcester Development Plan--Background (1)Background (1) •• The three local authorities, Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC), Worcester City Council (WCC) and Wychavon District Council (WDC), established the South Worcester Development Plan (SWDP) as a requirement by Government to ensure future land supply in the South The 4.2 SWDPR 28 features or landscapes (historic, recreational, biodiverse) of South Worcestershire Infrastructure Study October 2019 by Arup instance at M5 Junctions 6 and 7 to allow them to cope with the 20), despite the extra rail station at Rushwick and the increase in possibly on surplus rail land adjoining. Rushwick related to new or existing railway stations is a definite to the physical structure of Worcester by being clearly Equally, areas it is important that significant gaps are maintained to ensure order to safeguard these wayside heritage assets. Worcestershire Parkway (Regional Interchange) is a proposed new railway station to be built near Norton, Worcester, England. 44/7) – Paragraph 3.6: The Vision statement Riverside. Paragraph Worcestershire has a either city wide or regional value. incremental upwards creep in height that has been evident in recent The property benefits from development potential, subject to planning and offers accommodation over three floors, with a useful cellar and a building to the rear that is currently used for storage. 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