Stoke Lacy Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Stoke Lacy Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

On the 5th February 2020, we held the first NDP Parish Meeting to explain and discuss support for the Stoke Lacy NDP. This meeting was attended by around 60 residents of the Parish, Lynda Wilcox from the Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC)and the newly formed Stoke Lacy NDP Steering Group.

After over 2 years of regular Steering Group Meetings, Parish Questionnaires, guidance from Herefordshire Council, Planning Consultants and various other activities, the Stoke Lacy NDP has reached an important and intensive stage of development.

On Monday 17th January 2022, the NDP enters the Formal Consultation stage which is known as Regulation 14. At this stage, we present the residents of Stoke Lacy with a draft version of the NDP Document and the NDP Design Codes along with several other formal documents.

To promote the NDP and show residents the extensive work that has been undertaken for the residents of Stoke Lacy by the Steering Group and Parish Council, two ‘Drop in’ style open Parish meetings have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday 19th January – Village Hall 7pm to 9pm
  • Saturday 22nd January – Village Hall 2pm to 4pm

Both these meetings will be held under Covid compliant restrictions and follow standard guidelines such as open doors and windows, hand sanitised and managing the number of people in the Village Hall at any one time. (Unfortunately due to the Covid risks we will be unable to provide refreshments.)

Next stage

Once the 6 week Consultation period has ended, all the comments and feedback received from Stoke Lacy Parishioners, Businesses, interested parties and stakeholders will be analysed and where appropriate, the Draft NDP Document will be updated. The completed documents will then be sent to Herefordshire Council for inspection. Herefordshire Council will also ask to see evidence of process and engagement with the community all of which have been collated and saved by the NDP Steering Group.

Steering Group Meetings

Over the coming weeks, the Steering Group Meetings will continue to be held and will be scheduled a week in advance. Date of next meeting – TBA. If you would like to attend any of the Steering Group Meetings or have any queries, please contact Paul Hayden our Parish Clerk on:

Thank you – Stoke Lacy NDP SG


Latest Draft NDP Documents:

The documents and forms needed for the formal Consultation stage of the NDP are below. The two most important documents for residents of Stoke Lacy Parish to read and where necessary make comments and feedback are:

  1. Draft NDP Regulation Consultation Document
  2. NDP Design Codes Consultation Document

Alongside each of these documents, you will find a form to be used for capturing your comments and feedback (if you have any). Please note that all comments and feedback will be replicated in the final report ‘verbatim’ (exactly as written), before sending to Herefordshire Parish Council for the next stage, Formal Inspection.


  1. Draft NDP Regulation 14 Consultation Document

Please read the Draft NDP Document and then download the Draft NDP Response form below. This form should then be either emailed to or print out and post through the NDP Letter Boxes at the Church and Village Hall

Draft NDP Reg 14 Document (click to open)

Download the Draft NDP response form here: Draft NDP Response form (click to open)


2. NDP Design Codes Consultation Document

Please read the NDP Design Codes document and then download the NDP Design Codes Response form below. This form should then be either emailed to or print out and post through the NDP Letter Boxes at the Church and Village Hall

NDP Design Codes Consultation Document (click to open)

Download the NDP Design Codes response form here: NDP Design Codes Response Form (click to open)


Other formal Consultation Documents

Planning Policy Assessment and Review of Technical Evidence – (click to open)

Environmental Report – Dec 2021 – (click to open)

Appropriate Assessment Report – Dec 2021 – (click to open)


Previous Documents / Questionnaires and results

NDP Responses to Call for Sites Options (click to open)

NDP Responses to Settlement Boundaries and Draft Policy’s (click to open)

NDP Apr 21 – Transcript of Comments collated by section (click to open)

NDP Questionnaire – (Click to open)

AECOM Final Report (click to open)

AECOM Addendum (Site 13) Final Report (click to open)

Responses to the Issues & Options document – (click to open)

You can comment by: email at or posting in NDP collection boxes situated at the Church and Village Hall.

Thank you for your time

Thank you – Stoke Lacy NDP SG


Your chance to shape Stoke Lacy’s future

What are the benefits of producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

A Neighbourhood Development Plan can help the community play a greater role in shaping the future of their area. It can bring together local residents, businesses, community groups, landowners and developers to share ideas and build consensus about what development needs to be implemented and what is beneficial for the local community. It can also help build relationships between the local community and service providers. A neighbourhood development plan (NDP) offers communities the only real opportunity to set the priorities and design principles for planning within their area. Without one, a neighbourhood can be exposed to whatever development the local council and developers deem necessary.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan entails considerable work and community involvement and engagement will be essential if the project is to be successful. An NDP Steering Group has been set up under the responsibility of the Parish Council who are working actively on behalf of the community.

Background to NDP project 2019 – 2020

Following an invitation to all Stoke Lacy residents from the parish council, a public meeting was held on the 6th October 2019 to establish whether there was interest in developing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Stoke Lacy. At that meeting a representative from Herefordshire council introduced the subject and provided information about NDPs. After a discussion, a vote was held amongst the members of the public attending and it was agreed that a steering group should be formed to move forward with a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish.

Everyone from the Parish was invited to an initial launch of the NDP project on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at Stoke Lacy Village Hall to start sharing a vision for our community. Around 60 members of the community attended and HALC (Herefordshire Association of Local Councils) hosted the meeting to describe and outline the requirements of the NDP and how important it is for Parishes to have an imput to local planning decisions.

For more detailed information on NDP’s please visit Herefordshire Council website here

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