Village Design Statement

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:
If you have problems accessing the VDS online, please email us at vds@priston.org.uk.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?
A Public Meeting was held on 22 November 2014 to discuss with villagers how to broaden last year’s work 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 has been formed to take forward the work and is chaired by Gail Pattison.

DROP-IN SESSION
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.

VILLAGE SURVEY
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 your answers.
VILLAGE CONSULTATION
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, for the whole parish to comment on this draft VDS., has now concluded. 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.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
A parish consultation period of 8 weeks, ended on 30 September.  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 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).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Winning logo by Tom Cantwell
Winning logo by Tom Cantwell


Logo entry by Emily Franklin-Adams
Logo by Emily Franklin-Adams

Logo by Sophie Franklin-Adams
Logo by Sophie Franklin-Adams


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