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Written by Ledbury Town Council   
Friday, 23 November 2018 17:06

Our Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is ready for your vote.  We have amended it, in line with recommendations made through the examination process.  Some of the policies in the Plan were not strong enough and would have meant we could be challenged in court.  The Town Council had two options: accept the recommendations and go forward, or withdraw the Plan, rework the weak policies, and then re-submit for examination.

Once the Plan is adopted, we can work on making it stronger.  In particular we want to try to identify land for sports facilities and land for improved health care facilities.  In doing this we will also be working on defining the Settlement Boundary.  Such a boundary materially effects where new housing can be built.

But first things first.  It is for the town to decide whether or not to adopt the NDP.  The full document can be read on line on [Ed: easier download from Herefordshire Council's website.]  If you would like to discuss this or any issues around land use, then come to our event on Saturday 1st December 10am till 1pm in the Council offices.  We will have a small exhibition and copies of the plan available and will aim to answer any questions.  We are confident that if the town accepts the NDP, it will increase our protection against speculative developers.  We will then work to strengthen that protection.

Update: If you weren't able to visit us at our open day last Saturday to see the Neighbourhood Development Plan, it is available in the Town Council offices and St. Katherines during normal opening hours.

Ed:  What is most important is a high turnout.  Please make your views known, whatever they are.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 December 2018 20:27