Rural Areas Site Allocations Development Plan Document – Issues and Options Consultation

Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulation 2012 – Regulation 18

The Herefordshire Core Strategy was adopted in October 2015 and sets out the overall vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the county. The Rural Area Site Allocations DPD (RASA DPD) is seeking to provide a more detailed policy framework and growth proposals to support the delivery of the Herefordshire Core Strategy for those market towns or rural parishes who are not preparing a neighbourhood development plan.

The Issues and Options Paper of the RASA DPD presents a number of potential options for the scope of the document; including which parishes should be included within the plan. It should be noted that these options are dependent on the current progress of the neighbourhood development plan within the parish at April 2017. It also presents options regarding the range of policy topics which could be included, such as settlement boundaries, housing and employment allocations and primary shopping areas.

This plan will become a statutory element of the county’s local plan and used to determine planning applications.

Consultation dates and exhibitions

The Issues and Options paper is being consulted upon from Monday 12 June to Friday 28 July 2017.

Responses received during this period along with further evidence gathered will help formulate the next stage of the preparation of the RASA DPD. Following this stage, further consultations will be undertaken with regards to site allocations and policy wording.

The Issues and options paper can be viewed online at or within the county’s libraries and info centres

The consultation exhibition will be at the following venues, where officers will be available to answer any queries;

  • Bartestree village hall on Wednesday 14 June (1:30 – 6pm) ;
  • Hope Centre, Bromyard on Wednesday 5 July (1:30 -6pm) and
  • Much Dewchurch village hall on Tuesday 11 July (1:30 -6pm)

We would like to hear your views about the issues and options detailed in the document, please complete either the online or paper questionnaire. Comments should be returned by Friday 28 July 2017.

If you have any questions about the RASA DPD consultation please call us on 01432 383357 or email us on

Your details are contained within our Consultation database as wishing to be informed of any development plan consultations. If you would prefer not to be contacted about future consultations, please let us know.

Kind regards




Samantha Banks

Neighbourhood Planning Team Leader

Neighbourhood Planning Team

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane




Tel: 01432 261576

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