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Village Design StatementThu, 28th May 2020

Village Design Statement

The Barkham Village Design Statement (VDS) was developed in conjunction with resident’s during 2005. A group of 14 volunteers produced an initial photographic survey and assessment of village character that were used as the basis for a draft paper.

Extensive local consultation followed, including a VDS Open Day at Barkham Village Hall on 8th July 2006. Residents were able to see the proposed design guidelines.
The final version of the VDS was formally submitted to Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) on 19th January 2007. It was adopted by WBC as a Supplementary Planning Document on 26th July 2007.
As a Supplementary Planning Document, the VDS has to be taken into account by WBC planning department when making decisions about Barkham planning applications. It also has material weight at planning appeals.