Little Baddow’s Village Design Statement (VDS) was adopted by Chelmsford City Council as a “Supplementary Planning Document’ in 2013. The VDS is now an important part of the overall planning documentation controlling development in Little Baddow.
It gives designers and developers positive guidance on acceptable design from the community’s point of view. The VDS improves design in the area by being applied consistently in the development control process. It allows the planning authorities to reject planning applications on the grounds of poor design. It will also protect visually important buildings and open spaces.
The VDS, a revision and updating of the earlier version in 2005, gives a detailed description of the existing character and main features of design in the village and offers guidelines for how this should be respected in any new development.