Category Archives: Local Development Framework

Cabinet Modify Their Modifications!

At a time when Herefordshire Council instructed all parishes that they were not permitted to consult on their own parish “Neighbourhood Development Plans” during the run up to the local elections, Herefordshire Council are running a consultation on over 65 … Continue reading

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Rural Housing Requirements Changed by Herefordshire Council

The Herefordshire Council’s Draft Core Strategy, published in March 2013 and confirmed in May 2014 (Pre-submission version) proposed 5,300 new houses to be built in rural Herefordshire between 2011-2031.  Following the February 2015 Examination in Public by the Planning Inspector, … Continue reading

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Final Day of Herefordshire Examination In Public

The day started with the Planning Inspector hearing final matters that she felt had not been commented on elsewhere during the public examination of the Core Strategy. Only one person, Cllr Anthony Powers (IOC) was permitted to speak on matters … Continue reading

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Examination of General Policies

An earlier than usual start, dealing with the housing elements of the General Policies within the Social Progress category, and the policies in the Economic Prosperity category. The Hereford Travellers Support team asked the Inspector to make sure neutral language … Continue reading

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Examination of Rural Housing Allocations (RA1 & RA2)

There was much discussion on Wednesday 18th February about the 5,300 homes to be built in rural areas in the period 2011-2031. Many parishes and local residents challenged how such growth could be deliverable when it was 3-5 times the … Continue reading

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Herefordshire Core Strategy – Housing Review

Since Tuesday 10th Feb the Planning Inspector has heard views from property developers, local residents, parish and county councillors about the strategy, justification  and need for building 16,500 new homes across Herefordshire until 2031. Herefordshire Council currently does not have … Continue reading

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Examination of Core Strategy – Is the Plan Sound?

The Examination in Public (EIP) of the Herefordshire Core Strategy starts on 10th February at 10am at Hedley Lodge, Belmont Abbey. Here for Hereford will be part of the examination as our views on the lack of soundness of the … Continue reading

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In Summary : This is not a sound Core Strategy

Here for Hereford responded to eighteen of the sections in the Council’s Pre-Submission Publication (PSP) Core Strategy (2011-2031). They paid close attention to Planning Inspector Guidance. The local plan must be based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively … Continue reading

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Core Strategy Pre Submission Publication – How to Respond

Herefordshire Council have started a consultation on the Pre-Submission Publication of the Core strategy since 22nd May. People have until Thursday 3rd July 2014 to submit comments on this plan. You can only comment on whether you think the Plan … Continue reading

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Belmont Home Farm Developers Appeal Dismissed

The significance of the Belmont parkland has been re-affirmed and the landscape protected from housing development in a recent decision by the Planning Inspectorate. This is a good result for all those who opposed the scheme in the first place, … Continue reading

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