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Vale of White Horse Design Guide SPD

Design Guide 2015

As of 10 March 2015, Vale of White Horse District Council adopted a new Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document, following public consultation that took place at the end of 2014. 

One of the best things about living in the Vale is its special mix of rural villages and thriving market towns, alongside high-tech and cutting edge businesses; all set against a backdrop of beautiful countryside with a rich history and heritage.  

As the Vale’s planning authority, an important job of ours is to protect all of that. One of the ways we’ll do so is by making sure housing developers build high-quality, well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.  That’s where this Design Guide comes in.  It applies to all sizes and types of developments so we can make sure the larger new communities that are being planned will be designed to a high quality.  It also means new employment areas or shops and community facilities meet the high standards we all expect.  The plan is for the design guide to be an interactive web based document in future, but for for now you can view the Adopted Design Guide and consultation report below: