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Neighbourhood Development Plan  (NDP)

LGB NDP First Steering Group Meeting
Linton(s) Parish Council, at thier meeting on 8th January 2018, approved the formation of a Steering Group to develop the Linton, Gorsley and Bromsash Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The next Steering Group Meeting will take place on
Thursday 22nd February 2018
at 7:30pm 
Gorsley Village Hall

We are particularly looking forward to seeing as many people as possible who indicated they would be interested  in joining the Steering Group or offering their skills to the process. 

It would be great if you could indicate your intention to attend, (but not essential).  Email the Clerk at

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A Community Meeting was held on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at Linton Village Hall to which all Parishioners were invited.  Stephanie Kitto from the NDP Department of Herefordshire Council gave two presentations explaining why and how an NDP is prepared.  

The organisers were delighted to welcome over 60 people to the meeting despite wintery weather conditions and distractions of the festive season.  Attendees were able to ask questions and invited to indicate if they would be interested in taking part in the preparation of the document and/or receive updates on progress.  

If you would like to be kept informed of progress, or feel you would like to be part of the Steering Group or have special skills that you can offer to the process from time to time to then please contact the Clerk on


The Lea Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2031

REGULATION 14  Public consultation

As a neighbouring authority Parishioners are invited to consider the draft plan.   Consultation is open until 9am on Monday 16th October.  So do take a look and let the Steerig Group know your views. 

You can find the draft plan and all additional material at the Lea Parish  website -


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; 

  • 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



A Green and Pleasant Parish in the South of Herefordshire