Gladman - It's not too late... Print
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Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Friday, 14 December 2018 21:20

Update: online representations via Herefordshire Council's website regarding Gladman's planning application (P184032/O) for up to 420 dwellings south of the Barratt site have been reopened: the new cut-off date will be 27th January.  You may also do so by email to the case officer, who is Carl Brace ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) - or by old-fashioned letter to:

Carl Brace
Herefordshire Council Planning Services,
PO Box 230,
Hereford  HR1 2ZB.

191 representations have been posted on HC's web page to date, of which 174 are objections and the remainder are neutral.  Nobody has expressed support for this one!

Contrary to speculation, the Portal is assured by Herefordshire Council the Neighbourhood Development Plan, which was approved by referendum on 6th December will have a bearing on the decision, despite the application being made before that date.  This is because the NDP was adopted before the determination date, which will be 31st January 2019.

Although there were nearly 600 objections to the previous application regarding this site (P174495/O), these will not be carried over, so it is vital to make your views known again by email or post.  The old application has not been withdrawn: its published determination date is 7th January, so the NDP will have a bearing on this as well.

Among those objecting is the Ledbury and District Civic Society, who additionally make a very good point that 'the applicant has not carried out a new public consultation exercise and is relying entirely on publicity and community engagement carried out for application P174495 in their Statement of Community Involvement.  In our view either the applicant should be required to carry out a new community involvement exercise if they wish to maintain that this is a wholly new application or, if they wish to rely on the earlier consultation and many of the supporting documents (slightly modified) prepared for P174495 in support of application P184032 then it is only reasonable that the public objections to P174495 should also be taken into account in application P184032, at least in so far as the objections made would apply to both applications.'

However, don't rely on this - if you objected last time - or even if you didn't - please do so again!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:01