Have your say on strategic planning options for Hereford, the market towns and rural areas. Monday 13 June - Friday 29 July 2022

Place Shaping is the third public consultation to be undertaken in 2022, the results of which will help inform the preparation of a new Local Plan for Herefordshire. 

The consultation sets out possible options and/or potential strategic development areas for Hereford, each of the County’s market towns together with a range of alternative settlement hierarchies for rural parts of Herefordshire.

The consultation does not set out firm proposals, which will come later in the process, but does look at different ways that Hereford, the market towns and rural areas could be developed over the next 20 years. 

Following the close of this consultation a draft Local Plan will be prepared. Much of the evidence base for the plan will be developed over the summer and autumn and, together with the results of the consultations undertaken during 2022, will form the basis to support the plans policies and proposals. Further consultation upon a draft Local Plan will be undertaken in 2023.

View more information about the Local Plan Place Shaping consultation 

Call for Sites 

There is also a ‘call for sites’ being undertaken to ascertain whether there are any additional areas of land to be considered across the county. To ensure proposed sites could be considered as part of the study we asked for them to be submitted by 29 July 2022

These sites will be subjected to a Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). This will provide the evidence necessary to identify any suitable housing and employment growth areas in the forthcoming Local Plan.


If you have any questions or would like more details on the local plan – come and see us at one of our events around the county:

  • Tuesday 28 June
    • Ledbury Market Place 10am -12 noon   
    • Bishops Frome Village Hall 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday 29 June
    • Hereford High Town 9.30am - 12.30pm
    • Fownhope Village Hall 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 30 June
    • Ross-on-Wye Market Place 10am -12 noon
    • Lea Village Hall 2pm - 4pm
  • Friday 1 July
    • Leominster Market Place 10am - 12 noon
    • Wigmore Community Hall 2pm - 4pm
  • Monday 4 July
    • Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 7 July
    • Bromyard Country Market 10am - 12 noon
    • Bartestree Village Hall 2pm - 4pm
  • Friday 8 July
    • Kington 10am - 12 noon
    • Weobley Village Hall 2pm - 4pm

Further information

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us: ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk or 01432 383357.

Published: 13th June 2022