Ewyas Harold Group Parish Council

Your Neighbourhood. Your Plan. Your Future.

Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

Thursday March 15th  2018

Very soon the Parishes of Abbeydore and Bacton, Ewyas Harold, Dulas, Rowlestone, Llancillo, and Kentchurch will have an opportunity to vote on the Neighbourhood Development Plan  which aims to ensure that local opinions about development are not only heard, but turned into planning law.

It’s important you cast your vote!

The Neighbourhood Development Plan is based on information gathered during many public consultations with residents and businesses over the last six years.  The result was very clear.  You asked us to retain the beautiful, peaceful, rural nature of the area, while allowing reasonable development to take place, to meet local housing needs. The plan has now been through all the required stages and, if approved in the referendum, it will become part of planning law.

Now it’s your turn!  Please vote on Thursday.

Polling stations are Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall and Abbeydore Village Hall. Polls are open from 7:00am until 10:00pm.

If you would like to read the Neighbourhood Development Plan, copies are available at:  The Temple Inn,  Ewyas Harold Surgery, Pontrilas Store, Abbeydore Village Hall, Bacton Village Hall

You can also find a copy online at https://goo.gl/WBFdQM


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Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website,

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Abbeydore and Bacton, Ewyas Harold Group and Kentchurch Neighbourhood Plan has gone through many stages (they feel like hurdles)  to make sure it meets the needs of all the residents, businesses and service providers in the area.  As you may know, the Neighbourhood Plan is obliged to designate areas for house building and other essential development, and we hope we have done so with the minimum disruption to the rural character of our villages.  As well as planning the Neighbourhood Plan takes into account environmental concerns.  Throughout the whole process we have tried to maintain a balance; providing space for much-needed development whilst maintaining the beauty of our parishes.  
 In the next few weeks the Neighbourhood Plan will be “examined” by a qualified outside examiner to ensure the plan:
  • meets European regulations
  •  has regard to national policies
  • is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan (Core Strategy)
  • is compatible with adjoining neighbourhood plans
  • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development.
After that there will be a Referendum and we will ask you to support us by voting for this Neighbourhood Plan that we have worked on for so long!    The Neighbourhood Plan acknowledges that the people who know the area best are the residents that live there, and it offers us a chance to decide our own future.
Liz Overstall
NP Representative for Ewyas Harold GPC
For more details please see the link below


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Kemble Centre Update December 2015

There are two vacancies on the Parish Council for the parish of Ewyas Harold – if you think you may be interested and would like more information on what is involved, please contact the clerk.

Claire Griffiths    Tel:  07717 478272
c/o 11 The Hollies, Clehonger, HR2 9SP