Do you want this project to succeed? If so, it's now down to you! Please contact Herefordshire Planning Department and let them know you support this project.

You can submit your support online through this link, or in writing to Planning Services, PO Box 230, Hereford HR1 2ZB quoting planning application number 160601.

Closing date for submissions is August 31, 2017.


Welcome to our ‘Heart of the Village’ project.

We plan to create a centrally-located space to serve as a social and cultural heart for the Herefordshire villages of Cradley, Mathon and Storridge. We want a new Heart that meets the needs of local people, nurtures community spirit, celebrates our area's natural beauty and provides economic stimulus.

This is an exciting and challenging project. We have done a considerable amount of consultation, planning and design work and we will do all we can to keep our local community informed of the project's progress.

Please do visit this website regularly to keep up with the news. To become involved, or to ask questions, contact one of the Heart Team.

  • Statement to the Parish Council Thursday 10th August 2017

    On the evening of Tuesday 8th August, Cradley Parish Council discussed the revised plans for the Heart of the Village project. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting to give their support...

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  • Planning Application Wednesday 28th June 2017

    We have finally managed to get all our updates in for planning. We updated our wildlife survey on Morgans field and we were very excited to have found evidence of otter passing through. We found no...

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  • New Year Update Friday 27th January 2017

    Our planning application is still with Hereford. We are waiting for input from the Highways Department before we finalise the revisions to our application. We have been asked about the status of our...

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  • Deadline extended Tuesday 3rd May 2016

    You can still submit your support for this project. Herefordshire Planning Department have extended the deadline for online submissions until Friday May 6...

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