Vernham Dean VDS

This Village Design Statement (VDS) was adopted by the Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on 9th January 2003, following a recommendation from the Executive Committee of 6th November 2002.

It provides a description of the natural and man-made features of the villages and hamlets that make up the Parish of Vernhams Dean, which include part of Upton, Littledown, Vernham Street, Vernham Row, Henley and Vernham Dean.

The members of the community regard the features of the Parish to be particularly distinctive. The document provides a guide to ensure that future development and change is managed to respect and preserve the character and distinctiveness of the Parish. It should thus contribute positively to protecting and enhancing the special nature and qualities of the community that is Vernhams Dean Parish today.

This document forms part of the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting the area.

For further information on this SPG please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at