Village Design Statements

Village Design Statements

Village Design Statements provide more detailed design guidance for a parish to supplement Daventry District Council's planning policies. They are prepared by Parish Councils, and following consultation they are adopted by the Council as Supplementary Planning Documents.

Guidance for Parish Councils

The Council has produced two guidance notes for Parish Councils interested in preparing a village design statement. The first is a general guide which explains what a VDS is, what it covers and sets out the stages in its production. The Council has produced a separate guidance note which incorporates advice on biodiversity and heritage issues which is based on standard advice issued by Natural England, The Wildlife Trust and Historic England. The two guidance notes can be downloaded below:


Village Design Statements in Daventry District:

Listed below are the Village Design Statements that have been adopted by Daventry District Council (click on the links to download):

Arthingworth - adopted February 2016

Byfield - adopted February 2016

Boughton - adopted May 2017

Bringtons and Nobottle - adopted October 2018 


Clipston - adopted May 2013

Creaton - adopted September 2004

Crick - adopted December 2010

Daventry Town



Great Oxendon - adopted October 2016

Hellidon - October 2016

Hollowell & Teeton

Long Buckby



Ravensthorpe - adopted February 2017



Spratton - adopted May 2013



Yelvertoft - adopted October 2015