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.

2 thoughts on “Hereford Area Plan

  1. I am sure that the areas identified in the proposals are within the Holmer and Shelwick parish, and so within the area covered by the Holmer and Shelwick Neighbourhood Plan. On what basis can the Hereford Area Plan identify areas for development that is outside of the area for which they are responsible? Development in H&S must be decided through the H&S NDP, not HAP.

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