The Monxton VDS outlines the qualities and characteristics which give the parish its distinctiveness as seen by the community. The character of the village is described under three headings:
- Landscape and Surroundings;
- Settlement Pattern; and
- Buildings and Materials.
The VDS was accepted by the Parish Council on 20th November 2003, and adopted by Test Valley Borough Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance on 5th May 2004.