OPINION is split over the need for new housing in Herefordshire according to readers taking part in our online poll.

The poll on herefordtimes.com, which ran from last Thursday to today, asked people what they thought about the need to meet demand for new homes.

A total of 360 votes were cast, with the most popular option being to accept that more homes are needed, which attracted 147 votes.

The option that the county is in danger of being over-developed came second with 116 votes.

The least popular option was one saying residents should have more say on which land is developed, attracting 97 votes.