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The Parishes - Background Information
Bredwardine and Brobury are two distinct parishes, separated by the River Wye, and belong to different Group Parish Councils and Electoral Wards (see map below nearer bottom of page). They are, however, both under the Herefordshire Council and declarations of interests by councillors can be seen via the following link to the council website:
Bredwardine is part of the Wyeside Group Parish Council (WGPC) which also includes Moccas, Preston, Blakemere and Tyberton. The Group is part of the Golden Valley North Ward.
Current Bredwardine Councillors are:
Dennis Price 01981 500396
John Hughes 01981 500468
Clerk to Wyeside GPC: Alison Wright 01981 250860
Wyeside Group meetings are open to all and are held on the first Wednesday in the month, except for January and August, when there is normally no meeting. The venue rotates amongst the villages depending on hall availability, which is currently restricted to Moccas and Blakemere. Each parish has its own independent AGM.
Brobury with Monnington-on-Wye is one of the Staunton-on-Wye and District Group Parish Councils, in the Castle Ward.
The Brobury representative is Nigel Sellar 01981 500281
Clerk to Staunton-on-Wye and District GPC: G H Valentine 01544 327535
Past and Current Activities: The respective Clerks hold minutes of past meetings, and information of current developments, including planning applications and the like. At the moment, attention in the Group Parishes is focussed on the request from government for the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan for each parish, to guide development.
Neighbourhood Development Plans
Approved Neighbourhood Plans are to be used alongside Herefordshire's Core Stategy to determine planning applications in the County. Parish Councils have been asked to produce Neighbourhood Plans once they have carried out extensive consultations with residents and statutory bodies. Information on the process can be found on the Herefordshire Council website in the section on 'Neighbourhood areas and plans':
Because Bredwardine and Brobury are in different parishes they have been involved in different Plans, and these are at different stages.
The Staunton-on-Wye and District Group Plan which includes Brobury was approved in the referendum on Thursday 14th April 2016. Copies of the Group Neighbourhood Plan can be found online on the Council website, and on the Staunton website:
Wyeside Group Neighbourhood Plan (Blakemere, Bredwardine, Moccas, Preston-on-Wye and Tyberton)
Wyeside Group Parishes Neighbourhood Plan Development
1 June 2018 Examination Update
The Wyeside Neighbourhood Development Plan has commenced the independent examination process preparatory to calling a referendum. The initial questions from the Examiner, and responses from the Wyeside Group Parish Council (WGPC) and Herefordshire Council are attached (click here)
Update May 8th 2018
The Wyeside Neighbourhood Development Plan has commenced the independent examination process preparatory to calling a referendum. The attached questions (click here) have been received from the examiner. The WGPC has drafted a response which is to be discussed in a special meeting of the WGPC, which will be open to the public. This will take place on 16 May at 8pm in Moccas village hall.
Plan Update April 2018
Wyeside Draft Neighbourhood Plan, October 2017
At the end of the first independent examination of the
“Wyeside NP Plan Final Draft-Jan 17 v1.0.pdf” in September 2017 the Examiner required two additional policy clauses to be included that would have made the plan unworkable. As the regulatory procedure for independent examination would not allow exclusion of these two clauses the Wyeside Group Parish Council (WGPC) had to withdraw the plan from examination, and produce an updated plan including all of the other recommendations made by the Examiner. This plan was then re-submitted for a second Regulation 16 – Final Public Consultation, in compliance with regulatory procedures, and was approved for review by a second independent Examiner in April 2018.
Click to download document: "Wyeside NP 2011-2031 October 2017 v1.0b.pdf"
Plan submitted January 2017
The Wyeside Draft Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Herefordshire Council for Regulation 16, final public consultation in January 2017, preparatory to independent examination. Following completion of the final public consultation, the January 2017 plan forms a part of the documents for review by the independent examiner commencing 26 June 2017.
The plan and supporting documents that chart the consultation processes from inception of the planning process, are set out below for review by the examiner and other interested parties. The documents are:
- Wyeside Draft Neighbourhood Plan, January 2017
- Herefordshire Council: "Progression to Examination Decision Document ”, 6 April 2017.
- Herefordshire Council: Wyeside Group, Regulation 16 Comments Combined, February/March 2017.
- Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Consultation Statement, September 2016.
- Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Basic Condition Statement, September 2016.
- Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Consultation Addendum 1: Questionnaire, Analysis of Responses, September 2016.
A brief explanation of each document together with a link for its download are provided below:
Wyeside Draft Neighbourhood Plan, January 2017.
click to download document: “Wyeside NP Plan Final Draft-Jan 17 v1.0.pdf”
This plan was submitted for Regulation 16 – Final Public Consultation, and forms the basis for the review by the independent examiner.
Regulation 16 – Final Public Consultation
Herefordshire Council: " Progression to Examination Decision Document", 6 April 2017.
click to download document: “Wyeside Group NDP Progression to Examination Decision Document.pdf”
A summary of comments arising from the Regulation 16 consultation process, produced by Herefordshire Council for review by the examiner.
Herefordshire Council: Wyeside Group Regulation 16 Comments Combined, February/March 2017.
click to download document: “Wyeside_Group_Comments_Combined.pdf”
This document provides the full list of comments received by Herefordshire Council, during Regulation 16 consultation.
Regulation 14 - Public Consultation
Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Consultation Statement, September 2016.
click to download document: “Wyeside NDP Consultation Statement PC.pdf”
This Consultation Statement covers the period from plan inception, through Regulation 14 – Public Consultation comments, responses and subsequent updates to the Draft Neighbourhood Plan preparatory to the Regulation 16 submission.
The Consultation Statement has been prepared in accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (SI No. 637) Part 5 Paragraph 15 (2) 1 which defines a “consultation statement” as a document which:
- Contains details of the persons and organisations that were consulted about the proposed neighbourhood development plan;
- Explains how they have been consulted;
- Summarises the main issues and concerns raised by the persons and organisations consulted; and
- Describes how these issues and concerns have been considered and, where relevant, addressed in the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).
The consultation process has included public meetings, Open Days at local events such as fetes with the opportunity to submit comments, and an extensive questionnaire, which was delivered to every household. Fliers were distributed to every household in the parish on two occasions and regular use was made of the parish magazines, which are also delivered to households, for frequent updates. Regular use was also made of the Bredwardine and Brobury community website for these updates, as well as providing feedback to residents from the consultation process
Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Basic Condition Statement, September 2016
click here to download document: “Wyeside NDP Basic Condition Statement pc.pdf”
The NDP “basic conditions” are those that a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan must meet if it is to proceed to referendum.
Guidance Note 15: Planning and other legislation considers the legal aspects of things in greater detail, but the basic conditions are set out in paragraph 8(s) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act (1990), as applied to neighbourhood plans by Section 38A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004).
Wyeside NDP 2011-2031: Consultation Addendum 1: Questionnaire, Analysis of Responses, September 2016.
click to download document: “Wyeside NDP Consultation Addendum 1 - Questionnaire Analysis of Responses.pdf”
This report sets out the findings of the Neighbourhood Plan opinion survey conducted in November 2014.
The questions were based on the ideas and opinions received from visiting the village fetes and other public meetings during the summer of 2014. These issues were then prioritised at a public meeting in September 2014, to keep the questionnaire to a succinct size. The steering committee added a few other questions based on reviewing the surveys of other parishes, and to provide basic parameters for analysis of the results.
The Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by the members of the Wyeside Steering Group with advice and assistance from the Herefordshire Council Neighbourhood Planning Team. Consequently, we have been able to avoid spending any tax payers money on independent planning advisors.”
Map of the location of the Bredwardine and Brobury Parishes
Accounting Papers 2017-2018
Click on individual files to open:
WGPublish17-18.pdf; WGVariances17-18.pdf; WGPublicRts17-18.pdf; WGIntAudit17-18.pdf
WGGovState17-18.pdf; WGExempCert17-18.pdf; WGBankRec17-18.pdf; WGAccState17-18.pdf
Annual Audit 2016 click here
Neighbourhood Plan Development Steering Group
A public meeting was held on Wednesday 10th Sept 2014 to prioritise issues raised by residents for inclusion in the questionnaire, and to agree a community plan of action. Click here for more background. There was a follow-up meeting on September 17th of the Steering Group and anyone else interested in helping to assemble the questionnaire. Moccas Village Hall, 7.30 pm.
Questionnaire to be issued - Sept/Oct 2014
A meeting of the Group was held on the 26 th March 2014 at 7.30pm in the Moccas Village Hall. There were further meetings and presentations at the Moccas Fete (28 June), Preston-on-Wye Fete (5 July), Tyberton Barbecue (18 July) and Bredwardine Fete (2 Aug 2014).
Following open meetings, the Neighbourhood Plan Development Steering Group has been formed with members of the public and Parish Council involved. The aim is to research local development need and produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the group of villages, Blakemere, Bredwardine, Moccas, Tyberton and Preston on Wye. Members of the Group will be contacting local organisations, producing a questionnaire and arranging meetings to help gather local opinion so that everyone’s ideas and feedback can be considered. This is a plan for the future of all of the members of the community and everyone is very welcome to join in and participate in whatever way they feel able to do so.
Thank you all very much indeed.
Alison Wright (Parish Clerk) 01981 250860
Regular Meetings: The Wyeside Group Parish Council hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month; January and August have no meetings.
If you are interested, please contact the Parish Clerk, Alison Wright, on 01981 250860.
Wyeside Group Parish Council Minutes
Bredwardine Section AGM 2018
Bredwardine Section AGM 2017
Bredwardine Section AGM Minutes 2011
2010 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday, 10 May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
2009 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday 11th May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
2008 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday, 12th May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
Parish Plan Cheese and Wine Evening
The Parish Plan Steering Group held an evening in the Village Hall on Friday 16th November 2008 . Discussion focused on development of our Bredwardine Parish Plan. As a result of the response to the Parish Questionnaire, the Steering Group have condensed the results and grouped them into categories, which now need to be categorised. The evening proved to be a socially rewarding one as well as a constructive one! Progress was made on the Parish Plan. Plus everyone had a chance to find out about what goes on in the Village - a lot more than many people realise!
The Parish Plan Steering Group met at Bredwardine Village Hall at 8pm Tuesday 24th July 2007
Highways issues for Parish of Bredwardine - councillors and members of the public met Tracey Jones / Ray Wallace of Hereford Council Highways Section for discussions at Bredwardine Bridge in the afternoon of Friday 13th July 2007. Concerns were expressed about local dangers - the need for speed limits, improved warning signs for the bridge with more frequent hedge cutting at the signs, and enforcement of parking restrictions. Also, wider afield, the possibility of double lines on the A438 at the T-junction with Tin Hill was raised but it was said that the Highways Agency would be unlikely to agree on the grounds that visibility was sufficiently extensive to allow overtaking. What ever happened to not overtaking at road junctions?
The Bredwardine Parish Plan Steering Group met on Tuesday July 3 2007 in the Village Hall to consider the next stage in producing a plan for the village. Our Plan is to be put together with Plans from the other four villages to form the Wyeside Group Parish Plan. The Steering Group agreed the next step would be to condense the results of the Bredwardine questionnaire, grouping the ideas into categories and attempting to prioritise them. An open meeting in the autumn will be arranged to ask for further prioritisation, discussion and ideas. This will enable us to draw up a 'wish list' for the village and a set of guidelines or aspirations for the future, which will provide the basis for our Parish Plan. A Parish Plan is not a definitive document but can and should be reviewed and revised at intervals to reflect changing circumstances.
The Bredwardine Parish AGM/Parish Plan Evening was held on Monday May 14th 2007, at Bredwardine Village Hall. Twenty-six people attended and discussions ranged widely including speeding, speed limits and road signing especially at Bredwardine Bridge, road drainage and maintenance, the bus shelter, recycling, and an alternative village meeting place, amongst other topics.
An overview was given of the answers received to the Parish Plan questionnaire and this raised more questions, including how to proceed with development of the Bredwardine segment of the Plan. Several villagers volunteered to form a Bredwardine steering group that will continue analysis of the views expressed by those replying to the questionnaire, and go deeper where necessary.