Village Design Statement
The Village Design Statement (VDS) for Hermitage sets out clear and simple guidance for the design of all development in the village.
It describes the essential characteristics of Hermitage and highlights the qualities valued by residents. As an advisory document produced by the local community it is intended to influence statutory planning by recommending design pointers which are appropriate to the character of the village.
The VDS was prepared as part of a wider parish plan for Hermitage but has been produced to enable it to be used as a stand alone document by West Berkshire Council as part of the planning process.