The council adopted the Ratby Village Design Statement (PDF) on 24 February 2011.
The document, produced by Ratby Parish Council, with support from officers of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council, sets out the principles, design features and quality standards that should be adopted by those wishing to build, modify or extend property in Ratby.
Where applicable, planning applications for development in Ratby will be subject to the guidance set out in the Village Design Statement (VDS).
The council previously adopted the Ratby Village Design Statement Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in December 2009. However, as a result of legislative changes to policy, minor changes were necessary to ensure the document remains current. Please note that no changes have been made to the previously adopted document, other than the removal of all references to the East Midlands Regional Plan.
How should the document be used?
The Village Design Statement (VDS) should be used to inform the formulation of designs to build, modify or extend property in the settlement regardless of scale.
The VDS is intended to promote the following design process:
- A survey of the relationship between the site/property and its surroundings, working with and respecting what is already there
- Identification of the design opportunities presented by existing views, landscaping, built form, materials and details
- Confirmation, in plan form, that this design process has been fully observed
The VDS does not attempt to provide design solutions but rather to highlight the distinctive elements and characteristics of Ratby that should be considered in any new design.
In addition, the VDS does not determine the location of development, nor prevent it. This is the duty of the Local Plan 2001 and the Local Plan 2006 to 2026 (formerly Local Development Framework (LDF)).
Last updated: 17/01/2023 11:00