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Ombersley and Doverdale Parish


Change is coming. The government needs to identify towns and villages where development can take place to support growing population needs.

Ombersley and Doverdale is defined as a ‘Category one’ parish regarding planning, which means we have local amenities of shops, a medical centre, village halls and schools. We had 2 sites specified for future development in the 2016 South Worcestershire Development Plan. Namely Racks Lane (potentially 34 homes) and Woodhall Lane (potentially 25 homes).

We are reliably informed more sites will be sought here in the next development phase which is likely to begin in the early 2020s. We could just accept what comes or we can influence what happens by saying what we would like by creating what is called a Neighbourhood Plan.

This is your opportunity to influence and shape the Ombersley and Doverdale parish of the future.


The Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood plan is a community’s right to shape development in their area. For example, what new housing, what business and employment opportunities, and what leisure facilities we have. It can also protect our valued buildings and open spaces.

  • It brings together residents, businesses, local groups, landowners and developers to share ideas and to reach a consensus about how the Ombersley and Doverdale area will look and function.
  • It allows us to set priorities for planning, and once adopted, the plan must be considered in planning applications.
  • We may receive money from developments to spend on things you would like to see happen.

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Calling all Volunteers

If you feel that you would like to help, we need volunteers. The Parish Council cannot do this by themselves.  We need help with planning, communications, secretarial support, data analysis, IT and graphic design, and we will need help for manning drop-ins, coffee mornings, leaflet posting, photography and so on.

Everyone welcome!

Contact us

Please get in touch with Councillor Susan Collier, or Councillor Judy Goodman.

Cllr. Sue Collier  Email
Cllr. Judy Goodman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For updates to the website please contact:

Rick Johns  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07989-863326