Following relaxation of the rules around conducting meetings online the steering group has returned to their task of planning and executing the Walford Parish NDP project. We are able to meet using WebEx and members of the public are able to join. See the calendar on the NDP website or the Walford Parish website for details of how to join the meeting.
We are currently concentrating our efforts on two tasks:
- Development of vision, objectives and policy areas for the NDP document.
- Site assessment, having received a total of 30 sites within the parish which are offered for potential development towards our target of a minimum of 91 new houses for 2031. We are setting site selection criteria which enable us to select suitable sites that meet the rules and standards that the National Planning Policy Framework and the Herefordshire Council Core Strategy dictate. The 30 sites will be published once we have completed mapping them.
We are also checking what further tasks we might be able to proceed with during this time of lockdown and we will publish a revised project plan as soon as we can. Things will continue to be unclear for some time to come and so project planning is an imprecise art at the moment.