Longtown Group Neighbourhood Plan



Steering Group Members

Ms Diana Palmer (Chairperson)

Mr Jim Hardy

Ms Julie Jones

Mrs Lorraine Watkins

Mrs Pamela Tribe

Mr Martin Jones

Ms Polly Waddington

Mr Richard Stein

Mrs Judy Cecil



Longtown NDP Reg 14

Longtown Environmental Report

Longtown HRA Report

Regulation 14 Public Consultation Notice

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 5, 14(a)-(c) notice is hereby given that a formal pre-submission public consultation on the Draft Longtown Group Neighbourhood Development Plan will start at 8.00 am. on 28th January 2019 for a period of Six (6) weeks ending at 12.00 am. on 12th March 2019.

Longtown Group Neighbourhood Development Plan has been developed to help deliver the local community’s requirements and aspirations for the plan period up to 2031. The Plan has been created through listening to the views of the residents of the Parish.

The Plan will provide a means of guiding, promoting and enabling balanced and sustainable change and growth within the designated area of Longtown Group Parish. Longtown Group Parish Council invites comments on the Draft Plan. All responses received will be considered by the Steering Group and the Group Parish Council to inform a revised version of the Plan. The revised version of the Plan will then be submitted to Herefordshire Council, as the local planning authority, for examination by an independent examiner.

The Draft Plan may be viewed on the Group Parish Council’s website at http://longtown-gpc.org.uk/longtown-group-neighbourhood-plan/ or during their opening hours at:
• Hopes of Longtown, Longtown Village Stores
• The Crown Inn, Longtown
• Longtown Village Hall and Library
• St Clydog’s Church, Clodock
• Cornewall Arms, Clodock
• St Mary’s Church, Walterstone
• Carpenter’s Arms, Walterstone
• White Haywood Farm, Craswall
• The Church of St Mary, Craswall
• St Beuno’s Church, Llanveynoe

Copies can be emailed to residents on request to the Parish Clerk at clerk@longtown-gpc.org.uk

Paper copies of the Plan can be arranged to be borrowed, again by contacting the Parish Clerk.

Details of Residents’ Surveys and the other information that has informed the creation of the Plan can also be viewed online at the Parish Council website.

Responses may be scanned and emailed directly to: clerk@longtown-gpc.org.uk

They may also be posted to Longtown Group Parish Clerk, 2 Church Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1WB

All comments must be received by 12.00am on 12th March 2019


If you own land in the Longtown Group of Parishes (Craswall, Llanveynoe, Longtown or
Walterstone), and may be interested in developing it, your Parish Council’s
Neighbourhood Planning Team would appreciate it if you could complete this short

Over the next 20 years, land will be needed for small developments of houses, and
possibly for business premises, plots of land for self-build dwellings, public facilities,
play areas and parking.
Do you have any land that might be suitable for development? We only need to have some idea
of land that might become available. We are aware that there are constraints on some land
which make it unsuitable for some uses. Any responses we receive will not be binding on
either party.

Do you need Affordable Housing? Do you have other Housing Needs?
A Housing Needs Survey was commissioned in 2014. See results below. The Parish Council needs to keep an up to date record of those needing housing of different kinds. If you need a specific kind of housing which you feel is not available or in short supply in our area, please contact the Parish Clerk and let her know. Contact details are :- Mrs Linda Cowles, Cwm Mill, Craswall, Hereford, HR2 0PH Telephone 01981 510119

longtowngroup housing needs survey 2014

Neighbourhood Plan Update – Survey Results and Notice of Public Meetings

Following the questionnaires filled in by parishioners last April the results are published below. There will be meetings to enable you to find out what you told us and to comment on what we propose to do. The three meetings will be at:

  • Walterstone Village Hall on 28th February at 7.30pm
  • Craswall Village Hall on 1st March at 7.30pm and
  • Longtown Village Hall on 3rd March at 7.30pm.

LATEST UPDATE – November 2016



30th August 2016

We now have results from the adult and young people questionnaires, with the business survey results expected shortly. The Group Parish Council and the Steering Group will study the data to see if further analysis is required. They will then arrange exhibitions in the parishes where the published results will be made available, the context of the data explained, and some outline proposals offered for consideration. As soon as this is ready, we will inform everyone of dates and places as we did for the survey itself.

The Longtown Group Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

In April Parishioners were invited to complete questionnaires seeking their views on how the community should look in the coming years. There were three questionnaires: an adult one covering issues such as health, energy, housing, conservation and other topics of general interest, one dealing with farming and business issues and one aimed at young people aged between 10 and 15 years of age.

The completed questionnaires are now with our consultants who are recording the results and we expect to see an initial report within the next few weeks.

The response looks very encouraging. Between 58 and 60% of parishioners completed the adult questionnaire, 37% of youngsters returned the children and young people questionnaire and 101 people completed the business questionnaire. More than 130 parishioners volunteered to take part in the various projects that will emerge as the plan develops.

Confirmed figures will be published when the initial report is received.

This is a very good result that reflects credit on the community and strengthens the democratic credentials of the neighbourhood plan. Our success is largely due to the efforts of the teams of volunteers who tramped around the villages and outlying homes, delivering and collecting the questionnaires and talking to parishioners about the plan.

There is a great deal work still to be done before the plan is submitted to the community in a referendum but together we have made a great start.

David Freeman

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group