THE planning application for an 'urban extension' including 1,200 homes at the Three Elms has been re-submitted.

The applicants will also "deliver land and infrastructure to facilitate the construction of the adjoining phase of the bypass".

The plans include: employment development; a neighbourhood centre comprising a mix of retail; health provision and leisure uses; a new one form entry primary school; park-and-choose interchanges; together with open and play space, landscaping, highways, infrastructure and associated works.

The scheme has changed from that originally submitted in 2016 following feedback from Herefordshire Council officers and consultees.

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The current application can be viewed HERE

Any comments should be submitted to the council by Saturday, October 24.

As part of the application the applicant addressed concerns over the bypass.

The application says: "Why does the application make provision for the Hereford bypass when this is currently under review by the council?

"The provision of the Hereford bypass is a policy requirement in the council’s adopted Core Strategy.

"The Core Strategy policy for the western urban expansion at Three Elms expects the development to deliver land and infrastructure to facilitate the construction of the adjoining phase of the bypass.

"For the scheme to be acceptable in planning policy terms it therefore needs to accommodate the potential provision of the bypass.

"Would approval of this application prejudice the council's decision on the bypass review?

"No. The application makes provision of land for a bypass to come forward but is not seeking planning permission for the bypass.

"A notified area was agreed with the council officers which shows a maximum area of extent within which the bypass could be located.

"Measures will be secured in the legal agreement to control development coming forward in this area before either the route or an alternative alignment comes forward for the bypass.

"The outline planning application therefore makes provision for the bypass to come forward if that is what is council members decide; but it does not prejudice their decision to pursue alternative measures instead of the bypass."