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

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


We held the following roadshows so that the public could discuss the Place Shaping Options with a member of the team:

  • Tuesday 28 June Ledbury, Bishops Frome
  • Wednesday 29 June Hereford, Fownhope
  • Thursday 30 June Ross-on-Wye, Lea
  • Friday 1 July Leominster, Wigmore
  • Monday 4 July Ewyas Harold
  • Thursday 7 July Bromyard, Bartestree
  • Friday 8 July Kington, Weobley

Call for sites

There was also a call for sites undertaken to see if 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.

Further information

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

Published: 13th June 2022