Other Local Planning Guidance

Other local planning guidance includes design guides and development briefs.

The Adopted Local Plan can be found Icon for pdf here [2.13MB] and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) can be found here.

Village Design Statements

Village Design Statements (VDS) are prepared by parish councils and communities and focus on the character of a village and its surroundings. They identify what makes a village unique and special and include recommendations to help ensure that future development respects the character of the area and the views of the community. Once endorsed by the Council's Planning Board, they become a "material consideration" in the determination of planning applications.

The Council has endorsed the following village design statements prepared by local communities.

Icon for pdf Chilcompton Village Design Statement [688.8KB]

Icon for pdf Stoke St Michael Village Design Statement [1.24MB]