About

Goodrich and Welsh Bicknor is a historically important parish with approximately 270 houses and a population of almost 600 residents, situated in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The parish is a vibrant ‘working village’ with its own church, village school, village hall, village shop, tennis club, cricket club and local pubs.

The Parish is a key tourist destination that includes Symonds Yat East, Goodrich Castle and Coppet Hill with more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoying walks beside the river, on Coppet Hill, cycling on dedicated cycle paths or canoeing on the Wye. The primary parish church is St Giles in the centre of the village but was also until recently supported by St Margaret’s Church in Welsh Bicknor.

Further historical information about the parish is given elsewhere on this site and  the Goodrich and Welsh Bicknor Village Design Statement which was published in 2010   Village Design Statement gives further information about the village past and present. The Village Design Statement, which is an advisory document, will be replaced by the Neighbourhood Developmental Plan which will have more force to impact future planning decisions

The whole of the parish is included in the area for the NDP .

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