Village design statements and guidance

Village design statements

Village Design Statements have been prepared by Parish Councils to help protect the character of villages. They are a practical tool to help influence decisions on design and development.

These documents should provide a clear statement of the character of a particular village against which planning applications may be assessed. They are not concerned with whether development should take place but with how planned development should be carried out, so that it is in harmony with its setting and contributes to the conservation and, where possible, enhancement of the local environment.

The following Parish Councils have produced a village design statement