Draft Ampfield VDS SPD

On Wednesday 10 July 2019 the revised Ampfield Village Design Statement SPD was recommended by the Cabinet to the Council for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document to provide design guidance for the Parish of Ampfield. Details of Cabinet meeting together with the final wording for the document can be found in the link below:



A draft Village Design Statement (VDS) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared for the Parish of Ampfield. 

If and when adopted, the document will form part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for the area. The LDF forms the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting the area.

The public consultation period during which representations can be made is Friday 23 November 201816.30 Friday 21 December 2018.  Comments should either be:

  • Sent in writing to Planning Policy, Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, ANDOVER, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ
  • Emailed to planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk

The SPD regulations require the following documents to be prepared to accompany the process of consulting and adopting the SPD.

The Council has not prepared a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) for the SPD as:

  • It is not considered that the SPD would have significant social, environmental or economic effects that are not covered in the SA prepared for the Revised Local Plan DPD
  • It is not required by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive 2001/42/EC

Section 180(5)(d) Planning Act 2008 removed the compulsory requirement for a SA for an SPD.

If the Draft VDS is adopted it would supersede the existing Village Design Statement for the Parish of Ampfield which was adopted by the Council as a Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on 23rd April 2003.

For further information on this SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk