Leominster Town Council decided in 2012 to take advantage of the new neighbourhood planning power. This power allows town councils to set out planning policies and proposals to promote, guide and control development and set out how the Town Council think the town and wider area should develop up to 2031 and beyond.
As part of the development plan Leominster will provide a minimum of 2,300 new homes throughout the plan period, (2011-2031) of which a minimum of 1,500 dwellings will be provided in a single strategic urban extension to the south-west of the town.
The remaining dwellings will be provided through existing commitments, smaller scale non-strategic sites within the existing built up area.
This prime roadside development opportunity extends to 15 acres (6.07 ha) with extensive frontage to the A49.