A Village Design Statement offers informal guidance about the character of a village and its surroundings, and what makes it different.

Although a Village Design Statement does not stop development, it makes sure that new developments or changes fit in with the local context.

Parish councils canĀ prepare Village Design Statements for their local area, and submit them to us.

We have adopted many of the Village Design StatementsĀ as informal guidance, and some as part of the Local Plan.

When we consider planning applications, we take the Village Design Statement for the area into account before making a decision.

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