Shrub Hill Quarter unveils ambitious next steps in 500-home regeneration scheme

Shrub Hill

Worcester city councillors are set to review ambitious proposals for the regeneration of the Shrub Hill Quarter.

A formal Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) outlines plans for the transformation of the 14-hectare site, featuring more than 500 new homes, additional public spaces, and the potential for generating up to 5,000 employment opportunities.

Plans focus on the revitalisation of the Shrub Hill Industrial Estate, the historic Engine Works building, and the railway station.

The City Council is collaborating with Worcestershire County Council to bring these plans to fruition and is also considering entering into a six-week public consultation period regarding the proposed developments.

Cllr Hannah Cooper, vice chair of the place and economic development committee, said: “The draft Supplementary Planning Document sets out ambitious and aspirational aims for the regeneration of the Shrub Hill Quarter, while also allowing for some flexibility as this scheme develops over the next 20 years.

“The City Council ran workshops and a public exhibition last summer to show the initial plans for this scheme, and the feedback from that has fed into the preparation of this formal SPD. I hope the committee will back the work undertaken so far, so that we can launch a full public consultation to give everyone the chance to have their say on this vision for the future.”

The place and economic development committee of the City Council is scheduled to deliberate on the SPD during its meeting on January 29.

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