West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2017-10-06
End date: 2017-11-17
Results: 2018-01-31

Draft Refresh of the Newbury Town Design Statement

Have your say on the proposed changes

This consultation is now closed.

The Newbury Town Design Statement is a community led document which is intended to provide a context for new development and influence the operation of the statutory planning system. A town design statement should describe the distinctive visual qualities and characteristics of a particular area and set out clear design guidance for any future development.

Its purpose is to manage change, whether that change is major new development or just cumulative, small scale additions and alterations. It is not about whether development should take place; that is a job for the Local Plan. A design statement is about how planned development should be carried out, so that it is in harmony with its setting and makes a positive contribution to the local environment.

The local community in Newbury has carried out a pdf icon draft refresh of the Newbury Town Design Statement [3Mb], which was originally produced and adopted by West Berkshire Council in 2005. Much of the content remains the same, but it does contain factual updates, along with some updated design guidelines.

The consultation ran between Friday 6 October and Friday 17 November 2017. West Berkshire Council and Newbury Town Council are reviewing consultation responses and will make any appropriate amendments to the document.  

What you told us

Ten responses were received to the consultation, including comments from Natural England and Historic England.  Newbury Town Council is considering your comments and making amendments to the draft Newbury Town Design Statement.

Once finalised, the document along with the responses to the consultation will be presented for consideration by Individual Member Decision.

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