Neighbourhood Plan

July 2021 – Herefordshire Council have advised that they now have in place a 6.90 year housing land supply. Consequently, all adopted neighbourhood development plans now have full material weight when determining planning applications regardless of the date they were adopted.

Brimfield and Little Hereford Group Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2031

A formal referendum run by Herefordshire Council took place on July 7th 2016 and parishioners voted 91.8% Yes to 8.2% No in favour of adoption of the Brimfield and Little Hereford Neighbourhood Development plan.

Adoption of the plan was the culmination of three years of hard work on the Parish Council-led project in conjunction with the Steering Group. The plan will protect Brimfield settlement boundary, it designates specific housing sites with controlled numbers and protects Brimfield and Little Hereford’s rural area.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this result. That means all of you who expressed your views at consultation events; who delivered questionnaires; who wrote up results, and dozens of other things. Without all your help and interest the Steering Group could not have delivered this Plan.

Brimfield and Little Hereford will more than meet the percentage growth in residential development which the county requires and at the same time, the plan goes further than just controlling where development can take place – a lot of effort has gone into detailing the type and size of homes that are best for the future growth of the Parish, together with design criteria to enhance the local setting, as well as ensuring that the Parish infrastructure is enhanced and services protected. Preparation of the plan was totally grant funded. Brimfield and Little Hereford Group Parish Council worked with Planning Consultants Kirkwells on the production of the various drafts of the plans, as well as informal and formal consultations. The links below provide you with the definitive plan together with relevant supporting information.


Referendum result

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Last updated on April 22nd, 2014