Village and Neighbourhood Design Statements

Village and Neighbourhood Design Statements are produced by local groups within each parish/residents group. Design statements are adopted by Winchester City Council as Supplementary Planning Documents to the Local Plan. For further details please contact the relevant parish clerk.

Many Parish Councils are starting to think about updating their Village Design Statements (VDS) and guidance on matters to include is available on this page.

The Planning Policy team are currently working on preparing a template for Village Design Statements in order to ensure that they are aligned with the government’s proposed changes to the planning system. If you are considering updating a VDS please contact the Planning Policy team before you start work on a VDS

A draft revised Colden Common Village Design Statement has been prepared and can be viewed on the right hand side of this page.  A public consultation was conducted on the draft between 10th May and 20th June 2021 and the council is now considering the comments that were received.  Updates on progress with the draft Colden Common VDS can be viewed on the 'We asked, you said, we did' tab of the council's consultation hub.

Below are the adopted Design Statements within Winchester District: