Hereford is a vibrant, attractive city, with a rich history and thriving local economy. But there are challenges to address for the city to continue to thrive in the future.

Herefordshire Council is developing a detailed masterplan for Hereford that celebrates the city’s character and provides a blueprint for making it an even better place to live, work in and visit in the future.

The masterplan will also explore how best to facilitate movement and connection between Hereford and the villages, market towns and counties nearby.

By providing a coherent vision aligned with national policy, the masterplan will ensure future improvements to the city and county are coordinated and provide a compelling case to gain the funding needed to achieve them.

We want to hear your views

The Council is engaging with residents, businesses, and wider stakeholders as it shapes the emerging masterplan between now and next spring. To find out more and have your say, from Friday 2 December 2022 until Friday 3 February 2023, you can:

  • View the emerging proposals online and comment by visiting:
  • Visit the public exhibition showing the emerging masterplan proposals at locations in and around Hereford (see Notes to Editors below for details)

Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet Member, Infrastructure and Transport at Herefordshire Council, said: “With the Local Plan out for consultation, an Economic Plan in development and a new Local Transport plan to come, Herefordshire Council is developing a detailed masterplan for Hereford. This will enhance the character of the city and improve connections to the counties, market towns and villages nearby. Our aim is to make Hereford an even better city, a greener, healthier, and safer place to live for all.

“We want to hear your views as we develop the draft masterplan between now and next spring. Have your say online at, or by visiting our public exhibition.”

Published: 2nd December 2022