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Herefordshire Call for Sites - Housing and Employment

Mon 17 August 2020

Herefordshire Council is currently undergoing a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA), this forms part of the process of reviewing the Core Strategy, which although adopted in October 2015, requires refreshing to identify sites which may have become available since the plan has become adopted, and has the potential to re-evaluate previously submitted, but not included sites.

Herefordshire Council is looking to allocate suitable sites in order to contribute to the delivery of housing and employment land targets throughout the county, and also that allocated land is deliverable with the plan period. As part of this it is required to ensure sufficient housing and employment land is identified.

Due to the size and nature of the county, Herefordshire Council will need to consider a significant number of sites, this means that it is important for landowners looking to make the most of this opportunity, that they review their land and ensure that submissions are made within the required time periods. Herefordshire Council specifically note that any land greater than 0.25 hectares and near to existing settlements would be of preference, so if you have such a parcel this should be seen as a good opportunity and shouldn’t be disregarded without due thought.

Landowners who wish to promote land for development, for either employment or housing uses, have until Monday 14th September 2020.

If you have a site you think has potential, or wish to discuss this further, we have a specialist Planning and Survey Department at McCartneys LLP. We can provide you with further advice regarding the process. In particular we are able to provide assistance with putting your site forward to Herefordshire Council as part of this current call for sites review, together with all relevant documents to help ensure your site is shown to its full potential.

To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your land and your potential options further, contact Geraint Jones on 07875 222835, e mail: or Mike Edwards on 07702722908 / 01544230316, e mail:
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