Introduction to the Core Strategy / Local Plan review

The government requires all councils to revisit their Core Strategy/Local Plan every five years and we are in the process of updating the current Herefordshire Core Strategy, which was adopted in October 2015.

The Local Plan 2021- 2041 will set out the planning framework for the county for the period to 2041 and will cover issues such as housing provision, the economy, retail and town centres, infrastructure provision and the environment. It will also set out policies by which planning applications will be determined, in addition to allocation land for housing, employment and other uses.

Policy options public consultation

We have now reached the stage where consideration needs to be given to any policies that are to be included in the Local Plan.

The policies will be key in determining planning applications and so it is important that this consultation provides the opportunity for everyone to have their say early in the process of plan making.

The responses received during this consultation, together with a number of evidence base studies, will help form the draft Local Plan.

The consultation ran from 4 April 2022 until 16 May 2022.

View more information about the Local Plan 2021-2041 Policy options

If you need further assistance, please email ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk or phone 01432 383357.