Call for potential rural development sites
The Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, as of October 2015, is now adopted and forms statutory planning policy for the county. The Core Strategy does not allocate land directly, but proposes broad directions and policies for strategic growth.
Policy BY1 of the LPCS identifies Bromyard as an area that will accommodate around 5 hectares of new employment land in the plan period to 2031. Herefordshire Council is now seeking suitable sites in the Bromyard area which can potentially contribute to the delivery of this.
If you own a site, or are an agent with clients that do, in the parishes listed below, please inform us if it would be available for consideration in this process.
Specifically, potential employment sites are being sought in the following parishes:
- Bredenbury and District Group
- Brockhampton Group
- Bromyard and Winslow
- Hatfield and District group
- Stoke Lacy
- Thornbury Group
Sites will be assessed on their availability, suitability and achievability for employment use. Sites deemed to be suitable for accommodating employment-related development may be considered for possible allocation in a future development plan for Bromyard.
To submit a site for consideration, please download a site assessment form.
If you have any questions regarding this or would like a form posted, please contact the Strategic Planning Team by email on email@example.com or call 01432 261789.
Identifying housing sites
The role of allocating sites for housing growth in rural areas falls to the Rural Areas Development Plan Document (DPD) and Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs) for the relevant parishes. Parishes which have not opted to produce an NDP will be included in the Rural Areas DPD. We carried out a call for potential sites for allocation to support the formation of this document. To ensure proposed sites could be considered as part of the study we asked for them to be submitted by Wednesday 7 September 2016.
These sites will be subjected to a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). This will provide the evidence necessary to identify suitable housing sites in the forthcoming DPD.