HERE are some of the most important planning stories in Worcester that are worth reading.

'Woefully below standard' bedsit conversion in Worcester could still be allowed after appeal lodged with government

A landlord who wants to get permission to convert a former takeaway into two tiny and ‘woefully below standard’ bedsits, despite already carrying out the work rejected by the council, has now appealed to the government inspector to overturn the decision.

Domino's Pizza asks for permission to open new St John's takeaway until 5am

Plans to open a new pizza takeaway in St John's have finally moved forward.

Decision on whether to build new Lidl in Worcester hit with delay because of coronavirus

A plan to build a new supermarket in the city was set to be approved last week but has been now hit with a delay because of the coronavirus.

Decision on whether to allow new care home in Worcester delayed by coronavirus

A decision on whether to allow a new care home to be built on the last remaining bit of the city's old park and ride site has been delayed because of the coronavirus.

Worcester's overcrowded accommodation could put people at greater risk during coronavirus pandemic, thinktank warns

More than a thousand city households could be living in overcrowded accommodation, with a leading housing think tank warning they are more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Plans to open new ping-pong bar in Worcester's arches revealed

A ping-pong bar looks set to open at the heart of the city's historic Arches, new plans show.