Consultation: Hereford Area Plan – Housing and Employment Site Options

The Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, adopted in 2015, sets out an overall framework for the scale and location of new development across the county.  The Hereford Area Plan (HAP) will set out detailed proposals to ensure the delivery of the targets for the city in the adopted Core Strategy. It will include policies and proposals for growth in the historic city of Hereford including specific proposals for housing, employment and urban regeneration. In doing so, the plan must also protect and enhance its attractive built and natural environment, providing for its current and future community needs.

A key policy area that the HAP needs to ensure delivery of is new housing and employment land. The Core Strategy identifies four strategic sites for housing and employment land at Three Elms, Holmer West, Lower Bullingham and the city centre area.  These sites will account for a significant proportion of the city’s housing growth target for the plan period.  It is the task of the HAP to identify further site allocations to aid the delivery of the remainder of the target.

Work has been carried out to prepare potential site options for the delivery of housing and employment growth for Hereford City and to help inform the preparation of the HAP.

For more details about the consultation and how to give your views on potential sites, please go to the website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/herefordareaplan

Consultation on housing and employment site options will run from Monday 20 August until Monday 8 October 2018.

An exhibition will take place at The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August from 4-7pm, which will provide opportunities to view the plans and speak to officers.

The displays and information will then move to Hereford Library until Friday 5th October.

A call for sites is also running for the duration of the consultation period. The council is specifically looking for previously developed/brownfield land within the HAP area.  If there are sites that have not been assessed before and you consider that they should be, please submit a site map plus a completed form by downloading it at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/herefordareaplan.  Please fill out the form to the best of your knowledge and return it to ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk. These instructions for submission can also be found on the council’s webpage.

The council encourages electronic submission but the form can also be posted to:

Forward Planning:  Herefordshire Council; Plough Lane; Hereford; HR4 0LE

On the webpage, please note there is a map of the area to be covered by the HAP boundary, you may wish to check whether your land falls within the boundaries.

Please note that some Parishes within the HAP area will be producing Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs). This will mean that the information you submit therefore may be passed to the relevant Parish Council for their consideration.

All responses should be received no later than Midnight on Monday 8 October 2018.

Herefordshire Council is the Data Controller under data protection law and will use the information you provide for matters relating to planning policy. The legal basis for processing this data is your consent to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us. To contact us about this, or for any other queries, please email ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01432 383357.

Yours sincerely

Siobhan Riddle

Senior Planning Officer

Herefordshire Council

 

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