Adoption of Travellers' Sites DPD

The Herefordshire Traveller Sites Development Plan was adopted by Council on 11 October 2019.

The DPD was subject to examination by an appointed independent Planning Inspector between 27 February 2018 and 24 June 2019.  Public hearing sessions were held on 22 May 2018 and 18 March 2019.  The Inspector’s Report, published on 24 June 2019, concluded that the DPD is sound and legally compliant, subject to the modifications recommended by the Inspector.  The adopted DPD includes the main modifications recommended by the Inspector and additional minor modifications proposed by Herefordshire Council.

The adopted plan forms part of the Herefordshire Local Plan and makes site-specific allocations for new pitches.  It sets out planning policy for the consideration of additional pitches for travellers and travelling show people.

Anybody who is aggrieved at the decision taken to adopt the DPD may challenge it by making an application to the High Court, under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, on either of the following grounds:

  • The DPD is not within the appropriate powers conferred by Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • A procedural requirement of the Act or its associated regulations has not been complied with

Any challenges must be made within six weeks from the date on which the DPD was adopted.

You can view the relevant documents by using the following links:

For any further information, advice or enquiries please email

For details of the examination process see Travellers' Sites Examination.