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POLICY EP9 - Town and District Centres

  1. Development for retail, commercial, residential or community facilities will be permitted within the defined Town Centres of Great Malvern, Tenbury and Upton and the District Centres of Malvern Link and Barnards Green as identified on the Proposals Map where the development proposals:
    1. maintain or enhance the character and quality of the Town or District centre environment;
    2. contribute to the vitality and viability of the Town or District Centre by maintaining orenhancing the diversity of uses;
    3. are of a scale appropriate to the size of the centre and its catchment; and d) make adequate servicing, parking, and access provision for vehicles as well as easy, safe and convenient access for cyclists, pedestrians and disabled persons.
  2. Outside Town and District Centres retail, financial and professional services, food and drink, commercial leisure and entertainment uses including extensions to existing development will only be permitted where:
    1. a need for the development can be demonstrated;
    2. it can be demonstrated that the development cannot or could not be accommodated in the foreseeable future in the Town Centre or failing that on the edge of the Town Centre or failing both a District Centre, or failing all a local centre;
    3. there will be no significant adverse impact either individually or cumulatively on the vitality and viability of existing Town and District Centres;
    4. the scale of the proposed development is appropriate to the size of the centre and the catchment that it seeks to serve;
    5. the site is accessible or capable of being made as accessible by a choice of means of transport similar to that found in a town centre location; and
    6. the proposal does not materially prejudice the development of sites identified for other uses.

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