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:


There are no current consultations.

Please note that due to the current restrictions relating to Covid-19, which meant that there was limited access to venues hosting hard copies of the document, there will be a further consultation on the draft Drayton Park Design Statement. Updated information will be provided as soon as possible.   

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


Stowe Nine Churches - adopted February 2020






Yelvertoft - adopted October 2015