Village Design Statement

This document records the features that are seen by the local community as contributing to the distinctiveness of Woolton Hill and the East Woodhay Hamlets. The Village Design Statement (VDS) is produced by residents, not the Parish Council, after widespread consultation.

It reflects local opinion about a number of aspects including the built environment, the natural environment, views and open spaces, commercial facilities and recreational facilities of East Woodhay Parish as a whole.

Using text and pictures, it records the important features which should be maintained or enhanced.

It provides guidelines to support the planning process by assisting property owners, the Parish Council, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, utility companies, and potential developers to maintain or enhance the distinctiveness of Woolton Hill and the East Woodhay Hamlets by making informed decisions.

This Village Design Statement was adopted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on 15th December 2005 as informal planning and design guidance, pursuant to Objective 8 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan Review.

HOW WILL THE VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT INFLUENCE DEVELOPMENT?

The VDS will not affect whether development should take place in Woolton Hill and the East Woodhay Hamlets; that is the role of the Local Plan. However, it will help to ensure that future development is appropriate and reflects the local community’s wishes.

The VDS cannot prevent change, but it can help to manage it.

To read a copy of the Village Design Statement for the Parish of East Woodhay please use the following link:

The East Woodhay Village Design Statement