The examination process

The council is preparing a Travellers' Sites Development Plan Document (DPD) as part of its Local Plan. This will focus on the accommodation needs of the Traveller community (Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People) up to 2031.

The Travellers' Sites Development Plan Document  was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government on 27 February 2018 for examination. The Secretary of State has appointed Mr David Smith BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate to conduct the examination and to report to the council in due course. Mr Smith will review the DPD, the evidence base and consider all the representations received from the pre-submission consultation.

The examination hearing for the Herefordshire Travellers’ Sites Development Plan Document will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford HR2 7BP starting at 10am. Wednesday 23 May is a reserve day. The Inspector will prepare an agenda, which will be posted online once available. The examination process continues until the Inspector issues his report, and if this concludes that the plan is sound, it will be adopted by the council.

View correspondence to and from the Inspector

To ensure his impartiality the Inspector will not communicate directly with any party, including the council, outside the formal examination process. All contact with the Inspector should be made via the Programme Officer.

Contact the Programme Officer

Tracy Pearson has been appointed as Programme Officer to the examination and will provide administrative support to the Inspector. She is the main point of contact for any queries about the examination and hearing. She will update this webpage with information on all examination matters as they become available.

You can contact the Programme Officer via Herefordshire Council by email or call on 07792 880908. 

Documents submitted

The following key documents have been submitted to the planning inspectorate:

View a full list of all the documents submitted to support the examination of the Travellers' Sites DPD

View the individual responses