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  1. Could you kindly advise. Why is Church Road, Howle Hill still being classified as the centre of the settlement. Clearly it is not. It may have been historically. I note there was a public house, Church and a Sunday School. Over time, and,not very recently the settlement has evolved. The “historic premises” previously mentioned are now residences and have been for some considerable time. Church Road is far from the centre of the settlement. A more current idea of the centre surely has to be the crossroads. It has the old bus shelter, which is now used as the settlement notice board inviting people to gather for local updates and displays the Christmas tree. Church Road is a No Through Road, very narrow hedgerow lined lane with no resemblance to days gone by. It is a dead end, leading to open countryside and not the main activity hub on Howle Hill. Surely, NDP and other planning must evolve also. Is there not an opportunity with the NDP to officially change this outdated idea?

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    • Church Road is not defined as the centre of the settlement of Howle Hill in either the NDP draft or in the Meeting Housing Needs Report. Perhaps you could let us know where you have seen this?

      The built-up areas for Howle Hill have been defined using information included in planning decisions made by Herefordshire Council and the Planning Inspectorate. Extracts from decisions made referring to Church Road and the area at Little Howle Farm are set out in paragraph A3.8 of the Meeting Housing Needs and Site Assessment Report (pages 24 and 25).

      On behalf of the NDP Steering Group.

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      • Dear Mr Puzey,
        I base my question upon the many recent, and some not so recent planning applications made to Herefordshire Council. They all indicate that Church Lane is being classified the centre of the settlement.
        Thanks.

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        • The content of any planning application is not a matter for the NDP Steering Group. It is entirely down to applicants and their agents. Members of the public can challenge any part of a planning application by making representation to the nominated Planning Officer. The NDP Steering Group has no role in that part of the planning process and can not comment on any planning application.

          On behalf of the NDP Steering Group.

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