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Town and Village Design Statements

Town and village design statements (T&VDS) describe the distinctive characteristics of a town or village and provide design guidance to influence future development and improve the physical qualities of the area.

We have produced a  Town and Village Design Statement Guidance Note, which explains what is involved in producing a T&VDS. We carried out a  Town and Village Design Statement Screening Determination, which concluded that adopted T&VDS's were unlikely to have significant environmental effects and so did not require a strategic environmental assessment (SEA). 

T&VDS Timetable of documents currently being prepared.

Bourton Village Design Statement (VDS)

The Bourton Village Design Statement (VDS) was prepared by the local community working together with the district council. It was adopted as a supplementary planning document at the district council's Cabinet meeting on 30 September 2011.

Child Okeford Village Design Statement

The Child Okeford Village Design Statement (VDS) was prepared by a team of local people working together with the district council. It was adopted as a supplementary planning document (SPD) on 30 November 2007.

Gillingham Town Design Statement

The Gillingham Town Design Statement (TDS) was adopted by Cabinet on 19 March 2012 and endorsed by Council on 30 March 2012, as an evidence base study.

Iwerne Minster Village Design Statement (VDS)

The Iwerne Minster Village Design Statement (VDS) was prepared by the local community working together with the district council. It was adopted as a supplementary planning document at the district council's Cabinet meeting on 30 September 2011.

Sturminster Newton Town Design Statement

The Sturminster Newton Town Design Statement (TDS) was prepared by the Matrix Partnership under the management of SturQuest, the town's local community partnership. It was adopted by the council as a supplementary planning document (SPD) on 25 July 2008.

Winterborne Houghton Village Design Statement

The Winterborne Houghton Village Design Statement (VDS) was prepared by a team of local people working together with the district council. It was adopted by the district council as supplementary planning guidance and the final version was published in May 2002.

Winterborne Stickland Village Design Statement

The Winterborne Stickland Village Design Statement (VDS) was prepared by a team of local people working together with the district council. It was adopted as supplementary planning guidance at the district council's Cabinet meeting on 14 March 2002.

 

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