Consultation – Herefordshire Local Plan 2021-2041. Your county – your views.

From Herefordshire Council – To respond, please click on the link below.

Your County, Your Views – Tell us your views on the Local Plan Spatial Options in Herefordshire

The Herefordshire Local Plan 2021-2041 Spatial Options 6 week consultation is now underway and we would like to hear what your communities think.

Herefordshire’s new Local Plan will help shape growth and development across the county up until 2041, ensuring that we deliver the required housing, alongside the jobs, infrastructure and services to support growth in a way that is appropriate for the rural and historic character of the County. It will replace the Core Strategy 2011-2031.

The Government wants to significantly increase the supply of new housing across the country. Local plans are required to make provision for this housing need, unless there are exceptional circumstances that outweigh the benefits of providing the housing.

For Herefordshire, this means 850 dwellings per year over the next 20 years, which rounds up to 17,000 dwellings.  However, we can take into account over 5,000 existing planning permissions for housing, which will count towards achieving our target.

The Local Plan will seek to ensure that the housing requirement is fulfilled, and development is located and designed in a way which requires less energy use, whilst increasing the amount of energy generated from renewable sources, with a requirement for all new development to be net zero carbon by 2030.

The first consultation explores how residential development could be distributed across the county. A number of options are being considered and we are seeking views on them, as well as the vision and objectives.”

Your County, Your Views – Tell us your views on the Local Plan Spatial Options in Herefordshire

This is your chance to get involved at an early stage in the local plan update and influence this important work. This is the first stage in setting out the draft vision and objectives as well as the broad strategic spatial options for where new housing development should be located and what factors should be taken into consideration.

If you need assistance with the survey or have a question before you complete it, please contact us by email: ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk

Responses should be received by 28 February 2022.