WE COULD DO WITH YOUR HELP PLEASE…

The proposals below are the village development boundaries and important green spaces, hedgerows & verges identified for inclusion in the next stage of the Draft NDP. 

These options will be discussed and subsequently voted on by the Parish Council at our next NDP meeting to be held on Monday 4th November at 7.30pm  at the Garron Centre in Llangarron

REMEMBER, YOUR FEEDBACK AND PREFERENCES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT – PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHED LINKS AND REGISTER YOUR COMMENTS WITH THE PARISH COUNCIL BY LEAVING A PUBLIC COMMENT BELOW OR CLICKING HERE TO SEND A PRIVATE EMAIL TO THE LLANGARRON PARISH CLERK

Please note that public comments and emails sent to the Llangarron Parish Clerk will be considered by the Parish Council and feedback will be provided in public meetings during the NDP process

Please also note that in the interests of the public, Llangarron Parish Council reserve the right to not publish comments that are deemed to be of a personal and hurtful nature

4 thoughts on “WE COULD DO WITH YOUR HELP PLEASE…”

  1. I would like to thank the councillors involved for the time and effort that has gone into the proposed boundaries. It seems that they have adhered to a tight boundary which is to be applauded as these villages cannot sustain any large development. Llangrove especially has had it’s quota. Since I do not live in Llangarron or Llancloudy I do not think I can state a preference for a particular option.
    I hope that the Council the will adopt these boundaries at their meeting on Monday so that we can move forward.

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  2. Llangarron Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan

    Born and raised in rural Herefordshire, moved to Llangarron February 2019. Graduate ecologist and previously teacher of Environmental Science prior to career as a property renovator/developer, (including house building), property landlord and garden designer.

    I am strongly of the opinion that the development boundaries should be kept as tightly around the current areas of development as possible but must include any sites for which a development application has already been granted. (On the basis of “this far and no further”). ​This principle I wish to apply to all of the villages and hamlets within the Parish of Llangarron.​ This is for several reasons which include:-

    1. Wildlife conservation. ​This part of Herefordshire is a haven for a great many species that rely on the rolling unspoilt countryside that this area is famous for and an important reason to strictly limit developments that will encroach on and destroy this unspoilt nature. This is a prime reason for choosing to live in this part of the county

    2. The preservation of traditional villages. ​A very large number of villages and rural communities in the county have been the victim of overdevelopment such that their very nature has been irrevocably lost. Where this has already happened it is, unfortunately, not possible to “turn back the clock” but we should surely learn from it and prevent Llangarron Parish as being yet another victim of the same fate.

    3. Infrastructure. ​The parish does not have the infrastructure to support significant increases in population particularly increased traffic. To provide a better system of roads or any other so called “improvements” to infrastructure to make further developments possible/desirable is surely something that nobody wants!

    4. Disturbance. ​One of the major attractions of Llangarron as a place to live is its quiet, unspoilt and very rural nature. Development beyond the tight boundaries suggested will undoubtedly detract from this highly desirable environment in which we choose to live.

    5. Development space.​The implementation of tight development boundaries will have the effect of strictly limiting developments to largely infill and “brownfield” sites and prevent the erosion of the surrounding countryside swallowing up agricultural land and associated wildlife habitats. This would seem to me to be highly desirable.

    6. Prevention of land speculation/asset-stripping. ​The inclusion of very tight boundaries within the Neighbourhood Development Plan may help to prevent potential property developers from acquiring agricultural land with a view to its potential future value should it become development land. It may also prevent those who already own agricultural land from “asset-stripping” at the loss of our open spaces.

    Chris Caligari

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  3. I am writing with my comments on the proposed development boundaries within Llangarron Parish but would first like to thank the Parish Council for their work in making renewed progress with the Neighbourhood Plan and in producing options for public comment. It is obviously of benefit to the whole community and all villages within the parish for a Plan to be put into place as speedily as possible.

    I support limiting the village boundaries, and hence the scope for development, for all the villages within the parish. My reasons for this are as follows:-

    all villages lack the infrastructure for larger boundaries and further development, in particular roads and transport generally. There is limited mains drainage, virtually no public transport and there are already significant problems with flooding and land drainage. There are no health care facilities or shops within the parish and there are limited employment opportunities. Any development would lead to even more journeys to these and to schools and leisure activities and the infrastructure is not in place to support these journeys.

    the housing target required by Herefordshire Council for the period to 2031 has already been considerably exceeded and is bound to be further exceeded by windfall sites etc

    moreover, the more development that takes place now, the greater the risk that a larger allocation would be given to the parish by Herefordshire Council as a future allocation would be calculated as a percentage of households within the parish

    larger boundaries and further development would adversely affect the quality of life of those already living in the parish for the reasons described here

    larger boundaries would also negatively alter the landscape and character of the parish and the historic settings of the villages and would detrimentally alter the whole nature of the parish

    further development would lead to additional risk of flooding

    further development would also have a negative environmental and ecological impact, reducing wildlife habitat

    More specifically, in relation to the options for Llangarron village, for the reasons outlined above I favour option 4, subject to any changes that have to be made to the proposed boundary to reflect planning permissions that have been made at the date of these comments.

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  4. I made a negative comment regarding the Parish Council a few years ago when I felt that they were NOT listening to those of us who live within this lovely parish. I would like to make it quite clear that I am so impressed and totally support our new parish council the members work so very hard and have the welfare of the village and the community at heart. I wish to confirm my support for keeping the village boundaries as tight as possible as we agreed in the original NDP.

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