Friday, March 29, 2013

NFNPA - Your views on the draft Ashurst and Colbury Village Design Statement

Ashurst and Colbury Village Design Statement by NFNPA
Ashurst and Colbury Sign
Links to 13th century monks, a speech from a future prime minister at the local railway station, and a hospital for wounded soldiers are part of the fascinating village facts unearthed by Ashurst and Colbury residents in the New Forest.

Now residents working with the New Forest National Park Authority are asking people for their views on a draft Village Design Statement which they hope will help keep the character of their parish special.

The Statement has taken two years to produce in consultation with local residents and has been prepared by a steering group from the local community which is keen to ensure that the design of any new development in the parish respects the distinctive local character of the area.

When the National Park Authority planning committee considers any applications for the area, the Statement will provide them with more detailed design guidance as a supplement to the Authority’s planning policies.

Pat Wyeth, Chair of the New Forest National Park Authority planning committee said: ‘A great deal of work has gone into the preparation of this document and it shows how important the area’s character is to the local community.’

People are asked to give their views on the draft Ashurst and Colbury Village Design Statement during a six-week public consultation which starts on Monday 25 March.

You can view the VDS on the National Park Authority website and download a consultation form at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk.

Please send your completed response form to:
Policy Team, New Forest National Park Authority
Town Hall
Avenue Road
Lymington, SO41 9ZG
or email policy@newforestnpa.gov.uk

All comments will be made publically available. The closing date for the consultation is 5pm on Monday 6 May 2013.

The draft Ashurst and Colbury VDS will then go to the full National Park Authority meeting on 27 June 2013 to be considered for formal adoption.

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