Herefordshire Council is consulting on proposed development sites to meet the target of 6,500 new homes by 2031

Herefordshire Council is today (Monday 20 August 2018) asking businesses and residents to share their views about proposed housing and employment development sites across Hereford. The ‘Hereford Area Plan’ consultation welcomes public opinion on these proposed sites, and gives businesses and residents the opportunity to say whether alternative sites could be considered.

Four strategic development sites for housing and employment land were previously identified in the council’s Core Strategy, adopted in 2015; Three Elms, Holmer West, Lower Bullingham and the city centre area. These sites will meet a significant proportion of the council’s target of 6,500 new homes by 2031. Now Herefordshire Council is looking to source further land development opportunities to achieve the remainder of its housing growth target.

Councillor Philip Price, Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said:

“Herefordshire Council has identified a further 57 proposed housing sites and 5 possible employment sites across the city with the potential for development to meet current and future community needs. We want to hear from businesses and residents as we propose development sites which will enable the growth of Hereford City through new housing, employment and urban regeneration. The feedback we receive will help to decide future ‘preferred’ development sites to be recommended as part of the Hereford Area Plan planning and policy document for Hereford City and surrounding areas.”

Members of the public with questions about the proposed housing and employment sites, or who want to view proposals in person, can drop in to The Courtyard on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August between 4pm and 7pm. From Friday 24 August, proposals will be available to view at Hereford Library until Friday 5 October.

The Hereford Area Plan consultation closes at midnight Monday 8 October. Comments on the proposals can be submitted online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/HerefordAreaPlan

Published: Monday, 20th August 2018