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Hambledon Village Design Statement

Hambledon Village Design Statement

Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 Regulation 12, 13 and 35 – Adoption of a Supplementary Planning Document.

Village Design Statements (VDS) are prepared by local communities. They describe the character of the landscape and built environment of their parish and include guidelines to help ensure that this character is conserved and enhanced in any new development in the area.

Hambledon Parish Council have submitted their VDS to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document. The SDNPA must publish the draft VDS for a minimum of 6 weeks and invite representations from any interested party. Following the public consultation period SDNPA’s Planning Committee will consider any representations received and decide whether it is appropriate for the Hambledon VDS to be adopted by the SDNPA as a Supplementary Planning Document.

The document will, when adopted, provide further detail to policy SD5 (Design) of the South Downs Local Plan

The South Downs National Park Authority hereby invites comments from any interested party on the Hambledon Village Design Statement. Documents will not be made available in deposit locations due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. If local residents have difficulty in accessing documents online, please contact the telephone number or email address below.

Tel: 01730 814810

Any comments must be made in writing by email or by post to:


By Post to:  Planning Policy Team, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

The consultation commences on 29 January 2021 and closes at 5pm on 12 March 2021

Comments cannot be accepted after this time.


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