North East Hayling
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April 2008 - Read the Village Design Statement (7MBpdf)

What is a Village Design Statement?

The purpose of Design Statement is to help guide change and to conserve and enhance the historic and natural legacy of North East Hayling. It offers local guidance to all those making planning and development decisions for Northney and Tye and is intended for use by local householders, businesses and farmers, planners, engineers, architects, designers, developers, builders, statutory bodies and utility companies.

The Northney and Tye Village Design Statement is the result of extensive consultation under the auspices of the North East Hayling Residents Association, which began in 2005 and included a questionnaire which was distributed to every household at the start of the project. This was followed by well attended public workshops, meetings, discussions and an exhibition. Publicity about the project was carried out through posters, fliers to each household, the Hayling Islander newspaper and this website.

The Village Design Statement represents the considered and collective opinion of the people of Northney and Tye and is a statement about the local characteristics which the residents value in this beautiful area.

Change occurs not only by the creation of large developments but also by the smaller, sometimes less obvious, alterations to homes and gardens, commercial buildings, farmland and green spaces. On their own they may not seem to amount to much but their cumulative affect can alter the appearance of an area considerably. Our VDS documents this community within its historic and landscape setting by highlighting the pattern of settlement, the style and location of buildings, and the views and green spaces. Each section is accompanied by Design Considerations to be applied to any future development or building modification. These Design Considerations should be read together with the relevant current planning policies and design guidelines which apply.


VDS Feedback

Since the publication of the Northney and Tye VDS the team have received feedback from various quarters on what a worthwhile document people believe it to be. So far we have received comments from:

  • "It is a beautiful book and I'm sure it will be held as an example to other organisations. If you get one, it is well worth a read" - Councillor Sheila Pearce quoted in the Hayling Islander

  • The Chairman of Chichester Harbour Trust, Sir Jeremy Thomas, who said it was the best VDS he’d seen, and should be a model for others going forward

  • John Davis, Harbour Master and Manager Chichester Harbour Conservancy considers it to be a superb and very attractive document and well done on getting it adopted. It's a tribute to the Steering Group - congratulations to them.

  • Jeff White, from the West Meon VDS team who spoke to a NEHRA meeting about how they created their VDS, said he was very impressed, well done to all – the team have done an excellent job, congratulations.
More general praise has been received from the Itchenor VDS team, County Councillor Ted Gale and other prominent councillors as well as residents catching members of the team around and about, saying how much they have enjoyed reading the publication.

Read the Update History of the VDS


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