About our Neighbourhood Development Plan
We have revised our Neighbourhood Development Plan to ensure future growth is in the community’s interests.
Ledbury already had a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) which was adopted in 2019, but we needed to strengthen it to include a settlement boundary and to update existing policies. We needed to sustainably manage Ledbury's growth by stating what kind of growth we want, and we needed to protect and enhance existing natural and built resources whilst making space for new developments.
In December 2022 the final version of the revised NDP was produced after Herefordshire Council had run a last consultation exercise (Regulation 16) between September and November 2022. In January 2023 the NDP was Examined by an Independent Inspector to ensure it conformed with national and local planning policy and it passed with flying colours, needing only a few minor amendments.
It has subsequently been accepted by Herefordshire Council to go to referendum for public approval and now carries significant weight in planning decisions.
The final stage before adoption is the referendum in the parish, which will take place on 4th May 2023, with ultimate adoption expected in June 2023.
Telephone: 01531 632306.
Address: Ledbury Town Council Offices, Church Street, Ledbury,
Herefordshire. HR8 1DH
Councillor Phillip Howells, Chair of the NDP Working Party: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 07802 260906
Nicola Forde, Vice Chair