North Worcestershire - the natural environment for business

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 Development-friendly Planning

As members of both the Greater Birmingham & Solihull and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnerships; Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest Councils have signed up to business-friendly Planning Charters, which set out the level of service businesses can expect when dealing with the planning system.

The aim is to provide a positive and responsive approach to businesses in the planning of high quality developments in the right locations.

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Planning Charter

Worcestershire LEP Planning Charter

The NWEDR team is here to help your business through the Development Process.  If you require assistance with any aspect of your development then please contact us to discuss your proposals.

Local Development Order – South Kidderminster Enterprise Park

In addition to the charter's identified above, a Local Development Order (LDO) has been produced within Wyre Forest District to help business development within a specific area of the District.

The Order provides relaxed planning regulations for specified development within the South Kidderminster Enterprise Park area, to encourage growth and investment. It covers extensions and alterations to existing buildings and the construction of new buildings on strategic sites.  If businesses meet the conditions as set out within the Order, then development can proceed without the need for planning permission.  Two local businesses (Beakbane and Amada - pictured below) have already taken advantage of the simplified planning regime and have extended and refurbished their premises using the Local Development Order.  Beakbane MD Mike Southwell explained;

“This is the most significant factory development since Beakbane established itself on the Stourport Road in 1961. The Local Development Order was a major element in our decision to redevelop this site versus other possible options, and it has helped reinforce our commitment to being a major employer for the area.”