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
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
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
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.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group