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Progress on the adoption of the updated Village Design Statement


Public consultation will begin on a draft revised Colden Common Village Design Statement (VDS) for six weeks commencing on 10th May 2021.  The VDS has been prepared by the Parish Council with input from the community and guidance from the City Council.  The draft document includes a statement of the consultation undertaken so far.

Following the public consultation, the VDS will be finalised for formal consideration for adoption as a supplementary planning document by the City Council.  If and when adopted by Winchester City Council, the document will provide design guidance for development within that part of Colden Common Parish outside the South Downs National Park.  It will supplement the Winchester District Local Plan Parts 1 & 2, replacing the existing 2012 VDS. 

The draft VDS can be viewed here or on the Parish Council website. A notice will also be displayed on Colden Common Parish Council noticeboards.

Please take this opportunity to comment on the draft via the online consultation using the following link:


The consultation will run from 10th May – midnight 20th June 2021.  Any representations on the draft VDS must be received by Winchester City Council by the end of 20th June 2021.  All comments will be taken into account as part of the preparation of the final version of the revised VDS. If you wish to be notified when the VDS is adopted, please tick the relevant box on the consultation.

Please note that we are unable to accept comments without a name and an email contact or address.  Comments received will be published on our website, alongside the respondent’s name.  However, email details, addresses and telephone numbers will not be made public.

If you are unable to view the draft VDS or access the consultation form online, or need any help with these, please contact Strategic Planning for assistance on 01962 848442.

Strategic Planning Team

Winchester City Council

Colebrook Street

Winchester, SO23 9LJ