What is a Village Design Statement
Village design statement (VDS) is a term of English rural planning practice. A VDS is a document that describes the distinctive characteristics of the locality, and provides design guidance to influence future development and improve the qualities of the area and is a supplementary document to a Local Plan.
A Village Design Statement for Colden Common was adopted as a supplementary planning policy document in 2012.
The Parish Council has been updating the VDS and a new draft for 2021 is currently open for a (Local Plan Regulations 13 consultation).
View the statutory notice