Monday 28 January to midnight on Monday 11 March 2019

Improving the quality of design in projects across Hereford city

The role of the Hereford Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to provide design guidance and good practice advice to help developers, applicants and council officers improve the quality of design in new development, public realm and movement projects across the city. The Hereford Design Guide will also inform emerging policies within the Hereford Area Plan. 

In supplementing adopted policy, the Design SPD will be used by:

  • Planning Officers to assess the design quality of development proposals when determining planning applications and offering pre-application advice
  • Council members when assessing development proposals in advance of and at planning committee
  • Applicants and developers when preparing their schemes

This document will support the emerging Hereford Area Plan. It will be adopted by the council as a Supplementary Planning Document and will form part of the Local Development Framework. The purpose of the document is to add greater detail in terms of design guidance for new development, views and building heights, public realm and movement proposals for the city.

Take part in the consultation

Public consultation on the guide opens on Monday 28 January and runs until midnight on Monday 11 March 2019.

There is an information drop-in at The Courtyard Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford on Wednesday 13 February, from 1pm until 4pm.

You'll be able to view the Hereford Design Guide and will have the opportunity to talk to the writers of the guide and to Herefordshire Council planning officers and find out more.

Information is also available to view online at Hereford Customer Services and at libraries across the county.

We would like to hear your views

View the Draft Hereford Design Guide (HDG)


Complete the online questionnaire to tell us what you think of the draft Guide

or download a questionnaire

and return to the addresses below.

All comments must be received no later than midnight on Monday 11 March 2019.

Further information

Please send your completed questionnaire or written consultation responses to:

If you have any questions about the consultation, you can call us on:  01432 260137 or  01432 383357.     

See also: Hereford Transport Package - Walking, cycling, bus and public space improvement consultation Tuesday 29 January 2019 to 11 March 2019                                  

Published: Monday, 28th January 2019