Update to Core Strategy 2011-2031

On 9 November 2020 the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport took the decision to agree to update the Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, following a review of the adopted plan and in the light of the proposals set out in the government White Paper: Planning for the Future.

Evidence base for the updated Local Plan 2021-2041

Work is already underway in preparation for this Plan. The evidence base to support the proposed policies and plans going forward will be added accordingly.

You can follow the progress of the review in the Local Plan 2021-2041 section.

Background to the Core Strategy 2011-2031

The Herefordshire Core Strategy was adopted by Council at its meeting on 16 October 2015.

The pages in this section set out:

What is the Core Strategy?

The Core Strategy is a key document in the Local Plan, which provides the strategic planning framework for the county's future development needs up to 2031. A range of policies sets out how these needs can be met while at the same time achieving social and environmental objectives.

The Core Strategy policies replace most Unitary Development Plan policies, against which current planning applications are determined.

Background to the Core Strategy

To view the background stages and documents for the Core Strategy visit the following pages:

View Herefordshire Council's response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Planning for the Future white paper consultation.