Hereford Area Plan

Councillor Andrew Coultas went to the library and looked at the HAP exhibition boards – it seems Holmer & Shelwick parish has been identified for a significant number of further housing – see below.

Here are some of his thoughts

  1. Road infrastructure doesn’t support new housing proposal – how will this be resolved?
  2. Drains are under capacity as is and flooding occurs in some areas.
  3. Roads are hardly passable with two cars, where are the additional safe exits onto highways going to be put.
  4. Street lighting needs to be installed around all areas.
  5. Speed limit restrictions.
  6. Amenities need to be added i.e. shop, playground etc.
  7. Hundreds of homes adding to Roman Road traffic which is at capacity as it is.

 

Bur 12

Land to the west of Burcot Farm, Holmer – 73 dwellings (possible)

No significant environmental constraints. However, access could prove to be a constraint. Suitable for residential use, employment and/or mixed use though more suitable for housing than employment. The north‐east of the site has a medium landscape sensitivity and the rest of the site has a medium‐low landscape sensitivity therefore a sensitive design approach would be necessary.


Bur 17

Land at Burcott Farm – 109 dwellings (possible)

No significant environmental constraints to development. Suitable for residential use, employment and/or mixed use. The site has a medium‐low landscape sensitivity therefore a sensitive design approach would be necessary. Site is adjacent to the protected route of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal and may need revision of capacity.


Bur 21

Land opposite Stanniers Way – 39 dwellings (possible)

No significant environmental constraints to development. Suitable for residential use, employment and/or mixed use. The site has a medium to low landscape sensitivity therefore a sensitive design approach would be necessary.

Hereford Area Plan: emerging potential Housing Options – 17 –
Site Ref Location Area (ha) Estimated number of dwellings Revised capacity Capacity of sites on safeguarded road route Summary of suitability and deliverability HELAA Map page


Bur 23

Land adjacent to the Willows, Roman Road – 92 dwellings (possible)

The site has no significant environmental constraints to development apart from being previously subject to landfill which affects its suitability for housing (and would require further investigation). Suitable for residential use, employment and/or mixed use but more suitable for housing than employment use. The site has a medium‐low landscape sensitivity therefore a sensitive design approach would be necessary.


Bur 29

Land adjacent to the Rose Gardens, Holmer, Hereford – 47 dwellings (possible)

No known environmental constraints to development. However, there may be access constraints. Suitable for residential use, B1/ light B2 employment and/or mixed use. Due to proximity from the urban boundary suitability would be linked to the delivery of Bur30.

Bur 30

Land at Attwood Lane, Moonstone and adjoining south of Coldwells Road – 160 dwellings (possible)
No known environmental constraints to development. However, there may be access constraints. Suitable for residential use, B1/B2 employment and/or mixed use.


Bur 31

Part of Burcott Farm – 162 dwellings (possible)

No significant environmental constraints to development. Suitable for residential use, employment and/or mixed use. More suitable for housing than employment.

Land East of A49, Holmer – Grid Ref: 50893 42531

Deserted Medieval Village

It has been brought to our attention that the below parcel of land may be considered for future development. A parishioner who lives adjacent to the land offered information that was researched at the Hereford Records Office. I have contacted the relevant department to discuss the findings and the following information will hopefully help should a potential development seek planning permission for housing.

 

This is the information that I have been given:-
The area has been identified as a Deserted Medieval Village through aerial photos only. No excavation works have been carried out anywhere on this land.
Ridge & Furrow – this means land known as Agricultural Land
House Platform – possible foundations of buildings in terms of sections of remaining walls
Cemetery – This has been through verbal communication that there could be a burial ground.

The Historic Environment Records is a Database of Archaeology. With the land identified as a DMV should any planning application be submitted for proposed development, the County Archaeological Officer Julian Cotton would receive the application for his consultation.

Given the historical interest of the site, It is likely that an investigation or watching brief would be imposed as part of the conditions should planning permission be approved. If any archaeological remains are found this may have a bearing upon the development.

At this present time no further action is required by virtue that no planning application has been submitted to the Herefordshire Council Planning Services department.

Hope this is of aassistance
Angela Tyler

NDP or HAP Agenda

Meeting on 23rd November 7pm
at Holmer Park Health Club & Spa
Cleeve Orchard, Roman Road, Hereford HR1 1LL

Agenda

1. Introduction by the chairman of Holmer and Shelwick Parish Council
2. Victoria Eaton and Kevin Singleton will talk about the Hereford Area Plan
3. Questions from Members of the public.
4. Lynda Wilcox will talk about the Neighbourhood Development Plan
5. Questions from Members of the public.
6. Vote taken by show of hands – ‘Should we join the HAP’ or ‘make our own NDP’
7. If we vote for HAP we will decide who will represent Holmer & Shelwick on the HAP committee. If we Vote for NDP Lynda Wilcox will help form an NDP committee.
8. Meeting Closed

Neighbourhood Development Plan or Hereford Area Plan

Meeting on 23rd November 7pm
at Holmer Park Health Club & Spa
Cleeve Orchard, Roman Road, Hereford HR1 1LL

Neighbourhood Development Plan or Hereford Area PlanDo you want – More houses?
More Shops?
Protect Green Spaces?
Improved local infrastructure?
High quality development?

Should we make our own Neighbourhood Development Plan or go with the Hereford Area Plan

Please come to our meeting so we can make the right choice together.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

What does it Mean?

You can have a say in how your Parish
develops in the future.

The NDP allows our local community to set out legally binding policies for future development.

What Happens Next?

It is essential that local residents are fully involved in the process – you must speak out, actively contribute to the plan and comment on it as it develops.

At the end of the process you vote in a referendum and if the majority says “yes” the Plan will be adopted.

Hereford Area Plan

What does it Mean?

Holmer and Shelwick have been invited to join HAP, which covers Hereford city and some adjoining Parishes.

Advantages of HAP
Residents do not have to form a committee and make the plan themselves.

Disadvantages of HAP
Less local influence on future development within our parish and 10% less money from the Community Infrastructure Levy.
(with the NDP we get 25% and with the HAP we get 15%).
No parish-wide referendum
the HAP will be imposed on our parish whether it is to our advantage on not.

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Holmer Park Health Club & Spa
Cleeve Orchard, Roman Road, Hereford HR1 1LL

Rose Gardens Public House

RoseGardenFor those people who were concerned about the fate of the Rose Gardens public house please read the Decision Notice below

Construction of a detached self-build dwelling with integral one bedroom dependent relative annexe to replace the existing static caravan and new children’s play area for the pub.

Determination Made – Refused

Detail

UPDATE – Holmer West – 150478

Land to the north of the Roman Road west of the A49 Holmer Proposed erection of up to 460 dwellings.

Residents may have noticed that Herefordshire Council has put up 10 planning site notices to re-advertise and re-consult on the additional information they have received relating to the revised Transport Report along with its amended appendices and Framework Travel Plan. The PC and residents only have till the 13th June to comment upon these documents.

There is a lot of statistical information about trip generation, junction capacity and scoping assessment of the development.

Appendix A indicative master plan has identified Allotments to the northeast of the site near to the park & ride area.

Appendix B is the proposed site entrance off Roman Road.

More importantly Appendix D relates to the VisSim outputs, (traffic simulation program used for modelling transportation) this relates to junction surveys “Maximum level of Service”. The indicators from Holmer West Southern Access A4103 highlights “Approaching Unstable flow” during peak times, yet it concludes in the Transport Plan paragraph 8.1.10 “The outputs from the VisSim modelling indicates that the provision of a link through the site from Roman Road to A49 Holmer Road will off-set the impact of the development at the Starting Gate”. In effect, the impact upon traffic flow from Holmer west is only acceptable in terms of the “Principle Street” through the development.

The PC are of the opinion that this does not create a safe and healthy living environment for future occupiers of Holmer West. We are of the opinion that weighting restrictions are required to ensure that vans/lorries do not use this “Principle Street” as a cut through and clearly marked “Access Only”.

The development also proposes a green public footpath along the northern boundary of Whitegates property (end of the Church lay-by) off the A49. There is no mention of this footpath in the Framework Travel Plan to serve as a link between Holmer West and Holmer Road. The PC will question the need for the footpath on the grounds that there are no details of its requirement and if it will be designed to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.

Please make your representations to the Planning Officer, Mr. Edward Thomas (01432 260479), before the 13th June 2016. The application will be discussed at the next PC meeting Monday 13th June.