Each village is distinctive in terms of the community, facilities and local character. The borough's villages are attractive with many listed buildings and conservation areas. The local character of each is unique, recognisable and important to the community and to the character of the borough as a whole. In response to the Council's 'All in One' survey, which showed that residents had a desire to shape planning guidance for their local area, the Council is developing Village Planning Guidance in the form of Supplementary Planning Document (SPDs), with the exception of Ham and Petersham, where the designated Neighbourhood Forum is developing its own Neighbourhood Plan for the area.
The SPDs identify the key features and characteristics of the village areas, including the most important aspects and features that contribute to local character and that are valued by local communities. The Village Plan SPDs are the main starting point for design guidance to those seeking to make changes to their properties or who wish to develop in the area.
For more information about Ham and Petersham’s Neighbourhood Plan, please visit Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum.
Updated: 12 July 2017