Herefordshire Local Plan Place Shaping consultation now live

As part of the preparation of a new Local Plan for Herefordshire, a consultation is being held that sets out possible options for potential strategic development areas for Hereford and each of the County’s market towns.

The consultation doesn’t present firm proposals but looks at different ways that Hereford, the market towns and rural areas could be developed over the next 20 years. 

The options suggest potential areas for new development and for revising the rural settlement hierarchy which considers ways to distribute development to fewer settlements than currently identified in the Herefordshire Core Strategy.

The Local Plan 2021-2041 Place Shaping consultation will run for six weeks from Monday 13 June until Friday 29 July 2022.

For more information on the Local Plan 2021-2041 and to complete the place shaping consultation online go to

There are also a number of events where residents can find out more about the possible options and ask questions:

Tues 28 June - Ledbury, Market Place, 10am-12noon & Bishops Frome, Village Hall, 2-4pm

Weds 29 June - Hereford, High Town market, 9.30am-12.30pm & Fownhope, Village Hall, 2-4pm

Thurs 30 June - Ross, Market Place, 10am-12noon & Lea, Village Hall, 2-4pm

Fri 1 July - Leominster, Market Place, 10am-12noon & Wigmore, Community Hall, 2-4pm

Mon 4 July - Ewyas Harold, Memorial Hall, 2-4pm

Thurs 7 July - Bromyard, Country Market, 10am-12noon & Bartestree, Village Hall, 2-4pm

Fri 8 July - Kington, Market Hall, 10am-12noon & Weobley, Village Hall, 2-4pm

The outcomes of this consultation together with the results of the other local plan consultations undertaken during 2022 will be used to prepare a draft local plan, policies and proposals.  Further consultation on a draft local plan will be undertaken in 2023.

For more information on the Local Plan 2021-2041 go to

If you need further assistance, please email or phone 01432 383357.

Published: 13th June 2022