Sherfield English VDS SPD

A Village Design Statement (VDS) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Parish of Sherfield English was adopted by the Council on 15th April 2015, following a recommendation of the Council’s Cabinet of 11th March 2015.

The document now forms part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for the area and therefore forms part of the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting the area.

The Council has not prepared a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) for the SPD as:

  • It is not considered that the SPD would have significant social, environmental or economic effects that are not covered in the SA prepared for the Revised Local Plan;
  • It is not required by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive 2001/42/EC;
  • Section 180(5)(d) Planning Act 2008 removed the compulsory requirement for a SA for an SPD.

For further information on this SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at