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Village design plan for Settrington sets out vision of the future
11:06am Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
VIEWS are being sought from local people about a plan to protect and enhance the village of Settrington.
The Settrington Village Design Statement has been written by the parish council, which set out more than 10 years ago to answer, as a community, the questions where have we come from, where are we now and where are we going?
The Village Design Statement answers these three questions by setting out a brief history of the village, identifying the characteristics and features of Settrington that are important to its character under the topics of landscape, roads and verges and the man-made environment, and suggests a range of design considerations to ensure that new development and land management practises protect and/or enhance the character of Settrington.
John Harrison, chairman of Settrington Parish Council, said: “The Village Design Statement should be helpful to residents and an important introduction to newcomers.
“Taken as a whole, Settrington is one of the really fine villages in the area which cry out for a policy of protection to retain their beauty, not only for the present inhabitants but also for the future.”
The parish council is keen that the Settrington Village Design Statement is adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This means that if it is adopted, it will be taken into account by Ryedale District Council when determining planning applications in the village.
The parish council will also use the document to form a basis for its response to planning applications.
In order to be considered for adoption as an SPD, the Village Design Statement needs to meet certain procedural and legal requirements.
The Village Design Statement together with accompanying sustainability appraisal and consultation statement can be viewed at Ryedale House, Malton or at Harrison Hire Offices, Settrington, or online at http://ldf.ryedale.gov.uk
Comments on the Settrington Village Design Statement are to be emailed to email@example.com or posted to Paula Craddock, Forward Planning, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH.