Introduction to the Local Plan review

The government requires all councils to revisit their 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.

View the progress of the Local Plan 2021-2041

Call for sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People

In the new Local Plan, we need to include provision for new homes for Travellers and Travelling Show People. Our latest evidence tells us that we will need at least 41 pitches for Gypsies and Travellers, and 9 additional Travelling Show People plots. This is set in our latest Herefordshire Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment (GTAA). Therefore, we are keen to hear about any sites that could help meet this need. They can be new sites, extensions to existing sites or increases in the number of pitches/plots within existing sites.

If you have a site that you think might be suitable please complete the call for sites form and send it to us. Details of how to do this and what information we need are included on the form.

For any advice and help with this please contact a member of the planning policy team by telephone on 01432 383637 or by email at and we will respond to you as soon as possible.