Herefordshire’s newly published Delivery Plan 2024-2025 contains wide-ranging schemes for the county in the coming months.

Here are some of the items on the county council’s To Do list:

  • Agree the transfer of land to enable the southern section of the revived western city bypass plan to begin, and complete a review of the rest of the project.
  • Appoint a development partner progress new student accommodation at the Edgar Street football stadium and College Road campus in Hereford.
  • Begin building a second integrated wetland, at Tarrington, in order to create more “phosphate credits” enabling housebuilding in the county.
  • Install energy-efficient measures in 200 homes in the county and assess retrofitting of 150 households.
  • Install 50 more publicly available electric vehicle charge points around the county.
  • Relocate Hereford’s library from the current Friars Street to the Town Hall in St Owen Street, while its longer-term home in the nearly Shirehall is readied.
  • Begin building work on the new Hereford museum and art gallery in Broad Street.
  • Begin work on creating Ross Enterprise Park at the town’s Model Farm site.
  • Prepare plans for a new training centre of excellence at Skylon Park, southeast of Hereford, while transferring overall management of Skylon Park to the council.
  • Use Government funding to buy 25 properties for young people aged 18-25 at risk of homelessness.
  • Spend over £400,000 of Government funding to improve Hereford’s Great Western Way pedestrian and cycle path.
  • Complete an outline business case for reopening the railway station at Pontrilas, now likely to be called “Golden Valley Parkway”.
  • Increase capacity for special educational needs pupils, which could include repurposing council and other buildings, and building new facilities.
  • Implement a safer streets policy at three yet-to-be-named priority schools, with smaller improvement at eight more schools.
  • Install CCTV cameras in Leominster, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury.
  • Draft a Town and Parish Charter and restart regular summits with the county’s parishes.

The Delivery Plan is due to be approved by the county’s cabinet next week (June 27).