The First Consultation, or Launch Event, was held on 10th and 11th December 2016 in Goodrich Village Hall.
There were four overall objectives:
- To explain what a Neighbourhood Development Plan is.
- To outline to how any plan needed to be drawn up in line with Herefordshire and Government plans which included housing targets.
- To brief attendees on statistics about Goodrich and Welsh Bicknor e.g. population and housing numbers.
- To ask for views on a range of issues, in many cases referring to the agreed guidelines in the 2010 Goodrich and Welsh Bicknor Village Design Statement and asking whether these still held or needed amendment.
Based on the issues raised in this consultation, it was planned to develop a Questionnaire which would be circulated to everyone over the age of 16 in the parish.
Over 100 people attended and the displays allowed comments to be made on ‘post it notes’ and there was a further feedback form to allow further comments to be made. These were recorded and can be viewed by following the links below.