|PRISTON VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT (VDS)
B&NES Council has confirmed that the VDS is now a material consideration in planning applications, and will also be considered for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
You can access the VDS using the following links:
A Public Meeting was held on 22 November 2014 to discuss with villagers how to broaden the work previously undertaken on the Place-making Plan to produce a Village Design Statement (VDS).
The VDS will define the special character of Priston and will help us, through B&NES, to influence changes to our built environment. A small VDS Working Group was formed to take forward the work and is chaired by Gail Pattison.
A Drop-In Session was held in the Village Hall on 7 March 2015 at which Julie O'Rourke our B&NES Link Planning Officer spoke about the advantages of creating a Village Design Statement.
(view a slideshow of pictures taken at the event,and comments provided by visitors to the session).
A children's logo competition was also held. The winning entry was from Tom Cantwell. His logo will be used on the Village Design Statement when developed. Logos from Emily and Sophie Franklin-Adams were used to adorn the questionnaire issued to villagers.
As part of the process, the VDS Working Group issued a questionnaire to all households in the village in early May 2015..
The Working Group produced an analysis of responses.
The Priston Village Design Statement Working Party produced a draft document which was endorsed by the Parish Council at its meeting of 11 July 2016.
Aconsultation period of 8 weeks, ending on 30 September 2016, was provided for the whole parish to comment on the draft VDS. As part of this a Drop-in Day was held at the Priston Village Hall on Saturday September 10th to enable parishioners to discuss the VDS with members of the Working Party.
SUBMISSION TO B&NES
Comments received by the VDS Working Group were considered and were included where appropriate. The VDS was then be submitted to B&NES Council for approval.
B&NES Councilsubsequently confirmed that the VDS is now a material consideration in planning applications, and will also be considered for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
Winning logo by Tom Cantwell
Logo by Emily Franklin-Adams
Logo by Sophie Franklin-Adams