Neighbourhood Development Plan

June 2023 Update

We have got to the final stage of the NDP process, our draft plan successfully completed its independent Examination in March and is now ready to be voted upon by the parishioners of Aston Ingham Parish.  The date for the Aston Ingham NDP referendum has been confirmed for Thursday 3rd August,2023.  The signed decision document, amended plan, amended environmental reports and policies can be found here

   Aston Ingham Neighbourhood Development Plan – Herefordshire Council

A direct link to the plan is here.

   Aston Ingham Neighbourhood Development Plan April 23

A full set of Regulation documents is also available here.

Final Examination Report , March 2023

Basic Conditions Statement

Neighbourhood Area Map

Parish Policies Map

Village Policies Map

Appropriate Assessment Report

Environmental Report

If you have any comments on any aspect of the NDP process that you wish to share with the committee, please use the Email Us button to the right.
All documents produced through the process can be found here on our Evidence Documents, and information on our consultation can be found in the Consultation Record.
Minutes of all of our meetings can be found here in NDP Minutes
The Steering Group meetings are held in the Village Hall at 7pm generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Members of the public are welcome to attend please send your request via email  to so that you can receive further details

Julia Askew (Chair, Aston Ingham NDP Steering Group)

General Information 

We are in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for our parish. Please click here for our Terms of Reference

The Herefordshire Council core planning strategy (2011 – 2031) sets out that in rural areas such as Aston Ingham, there will be a growth of around 14% of housing.  This equates to around 21 new houses in our Parish between now and 2031.

The NDP will help guide development and land-use within our parish over the next 12 years (2031) and must reflect the interest and opinions of the community.

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

The NDP is a locally-prepared planning document to guide decisions on land use and development within our parish.

The NDP will consider key land use planning topics, such as:

  • housing
  • landscape, environment and heritage
  • local economy
  • community facilities
  • roads and infrastructure

It is important to note that an NDP cannot be used to prevent development, but it adds more detail such as where and what sort of developments are permitted and what they should look like – based on what the community decides it wants.

The approved NDP will be an official planning document that has to be taken into account by Local Authority Planners and Planning Inspectors when they are making decisions on planning applications and appeals in our parish.

Who is involved in its preparation?

The production of our NDP is being managed by a Steering Group made up of Parish Councillors and local residents, with representation from across the parishes, under the guidance of the Parish Council.  However, the NDP will only be accepted if it can demonstrate the involvement of the local community throughout the preparation and decision making process.

The Group meets monthly – location and method to be provide each month in advance

The meetings are open to the public and are publicised locally and on the website, so do come along.

You can email the Steering Group at

What is the process for developing the plan?

NDP: Overview of process

The process is likely to take between 18 – 36 months.  For more details please refer to the Project Plan section