Wellow VDS SPD

A Village Design Statement (VDS) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Wellow was adopted by the Council on 9 September 2010. This document now forms part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for the area. The LDF forms the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting the area.

Test Valley Borough Council has adopted the Wellow Village Design Statement as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the part of Wellow outside of the New Forest National Park (to the north of the A36(T).

The remaining part of Wellow (to the south of the A36(T), lies within the New Forest National Park. The New Forest National Park Authority as planning authority for this area, adopted the Wellow Village Design Statement as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for this part of Wellow on 24th March 2011.

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 Core Strategy DPD; and
  • 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.

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