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.

View the progress of the Local Plan 2021-2041

Open spaces consultation

We are currently consulting on Open spaces within the county. The consultation runs from 5 August until 9 September 2022.

Have your say on the Open spaces consultation

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at or call 01432 260411.