The planning process in Herefordshire, as in the whole country, is being changed to allow easier development of more housing. Herefordshire Council has identified Ocle Pychard, Ullingswick and Burley Gate as villages which have scope for development.
Ocle Pychard Group Parish Council (OPGPC) wants local input as to how such developments will be planned and permitted.
OPGPC is going to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) in partnership with Herefordshire Council. It builds on the existing Parish Plan and, once it is complete, the NDP will become part of the legally binding Planning Policy which will be applied to any planning developments within our parishes.
The NDP will truly only be of value if our parishioners are able to make their contributions, and they feel that it reflects the local concerns within our community.
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
For a government view of NDPs, click here.
For the Herefordshire Council view of NDPs, click here.
The production of the NDP will be a lengthy process. An idea of what needs to be done and estimated timescales can be found in The Path Ahead.