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Village Design Statements & Parish Plans

Village Design Statements (VDS) are intended to provide a context for new development, based on local character and sense of place. Their purpose is to manage change, whether that change is major new development or cumulative, small-scale additions and alterations to a village. They are about how development should be carried out, so that it is in harmony with its setting and makes a positive contribution to the local environment.

Parish Plans set out the vision for how a community wants to develop and identify actions required to achieve this vision.  Parish Plans have the potential to influence a wide range of organisations and processes which affect the lives of rural communities. They should complement and help deliver local planning policies and frameworks but cannot override adopted planning policies.

Last updated: 09/12/2016

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