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Cowleigh, Malvern Hills

Project summary

  • Severn Trent require additional water storage capacity in the Malvern Hills


  • It was determined that a new reservoir was required in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The new development is restricted in such locations. The Utilities Planning Team prepared and submitted a comprehensive planning application following pre-application consultation with the Local Planning Authority.
  • Planning permission was subsequently secured to provide two new reservoir cells and associated works, including a pumping station kiosk, hardstanding and landscaping. The reservoir is currently in construction.


  • The Utilities planning team co-located with the design team to provide an integrated approach to the development of the detailed design and planning submission