Neighbourhood Development Plan



Update on the work of the NDP Working Group –  January 2022  
Having reached agreement on our development Site and Development Boundary back in October we have been awaiting the first draft of the Plan from our Consultant.  He sent it on to us just before Christmas and now the Working Group having been reviewing it. It will go out for a 6 week Public Consultation Period starting in February when you will have a chance to read the full plan and then send in any comments that you have.  There is further information on this provided in the Flyer in the February Chimes and in posters at the Village Hall and other key places in the Parish.
Our Planning Consultant has evaluated the results from our Call for Sites Drop In Event that took place on September 11th in the village hall.
The Report and the collected comments can be found here.
The Steering Group will meet to consider this report and work on agreeing the Settlement boundary that will be included into the draft NDP.
The Housing Assessment Report for all of the sites submitted to the Call for Site can be found here –        Housing Site Assessment Report          
If you have any comments on any report that you wish to share with the committee, please use the Email Us button to the right.
We are hoping to have a draft NDP plan that can be reviewed by the public by Christmas which will be a big achievement and hopefully we will be able to launch the plan using a public event in the Village hall.
The next Steering Group is going to held on Zoom on January 17th at 7pm.  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 Working Group)


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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 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