Village Design Statements

Public notice

We are currently consulting on the Local Plan Publication draft - from Wednesday 21 February, to midnight on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

Take part in the consultation

A Village Design Statement (VDS):

  • is developed by local people (living in the village), involving a cross-section of the community
  • describes the unique character of the village and its surrounding countryside
  • sets out design guidelines to show how the local character of the village can be protected and enhanced within new developments
  • helps to guide development design so that it complements the local area

Once the VDS is approved as planning guidance, it is used by the local planning authority, developers, architects and residents when considering all forms and scale of developments.

Completed statements

A number of villages have now completed Village Design Statements which are available to download.

Before downloading, please be aware that these documents contain photographs and graphics, so files sizes may be quite large.

Draft statements

Statements for several more villages are in various stages of production.

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