We need your help. The Community Character and Design Statement’ (that’s ‘character’ as in buildings, landscapes and things, not a person!) is a very important element in the overall Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and we really do need your comments on it.

Click on this link to read the draft Design Statement and please email your comments to aldbourne.np@gmail.com

This is the first really professional looking document that will go along with the main Neighbourhood Plan. It was developed with lots of input from local people and our consultants who also produced it for us in its very attractive format. Once your plan is finally made, the guidelines and standards set out in this Statement will have real influence over the types of designs for any new development, large or small, in or not in the Conservation Area. Any design should then be locally distinctive, not to just anywhere but specifically to Aldbourne.