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Public consulted on how the county develops to 2031

Plans on how the county should grow and develop have now been published and county residents are being asked to comment.


The Core Strategy is a key planning document which sets out the vision for the long term development of Herefordshire until 2031. The main purpose of the document is to identify where new business and housing development will take place in the future, its type and scale, as well as protecting what is valued about the area.


It also identifies what services, facilities and infrastructure including road, electricity, gas and water are needed and when, and how these will be achieved.

Counsellor Russell B Hamilton, cabinet member for environment, housing and planning said: “The Core Strategy, when complete, will establish a firm basis for the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the county.

“It will set the tone for the way in which the county evolves over the period to 2031. It not only recognises the importance of a fully functioning and integrated city but emphasises our market towns and rural communities.

“I would urge everyone in Herefordshire to look at this draft plan carefully, visit one of the community events that has been organised and express any views that they may have”.

A series of public events are being held around the county where people can come and find out more about the Core Strategy. The consultation runs until 22 April, 2013. Views will be presented to full council in July. Visit the council’s website for more information.

Core Strategy public events:




11 March 2013

Ross on Wye promotional trailer, Market Square

10 – 13.00pm

12 March 2013

Leominster promotional trailer, Corn Square

10 – 13.00pm

14 March 2013

Bromyard promotional trailer, Tenbury Road car park

10 – 13.00pm

16 March 2013

Hereford promotional trailer, High Town

10 – 15.00pm

19 March 2013

Kington promotional trailer, Mill Street car park

10 – 13.00pm

21 March 2013

Ledbury promotional trailer, high street near the Market House

10 – 13.00pm

27 March 2013

Golden Valley Community Centre, Peterchurch

14.00 – 16.00pm

28 March 2013

Wigmore Village Hall

10.00 – 13.00pm