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.


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.


Questionnaire: Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our questionnaire so far. We have now closed the survey.

We had 226 respondents from the Cradley and Storridge Parish with 84% of those in support of the project. We had a further 21 responses from people in neighbouring villages, who work in the area, or have children at the school - these responses are 100% in support. Overall we had 45% showing interest in volunteering on the project and 83% interested in buying shares in the project. 

  • 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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  • Addressing concerns Wednesday 13th April 2016

    We understand that not everyone wants a community shop on Morgan's Field but opposition to the plans should not involve flood risk. We commissioned a thorough Flood Risk Assessment from an...

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