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Design Neighbourhood and Village Design Statements

Adel Neighbourhood Design Statement – Public Consultation 1st April to 30th May 2014
The Adel Neighbourhood Design Statement (NDS) was originally adopted by the Council in 2006.  The NDS has been revised to incorporate factual and planning policy changes and in particular to provide details of the revised Adel St John Conservation Area.
A consultation event will be held during the church coffee morning at:
The Old Stables, Adel St John’s Church, Back Church Lane on Saturday 5th April from 10.00 - 11.30 am.
The NDS can be downloaded from this page (see Documents to the left) and is available for inspection at the following venues:
 · Holt Park library, Holtdale Approach
 · The Development Enquiry Centre, 2 Rossington St
 · Co-op, Otley Road
 · Patel’s, Sir George Martin Drive
 · Adel Pharmacy, Long Causeway
The consultation period runs from Tuesday 1st April to Friday 30th May 2014 when comments are invited and should be made by 30th May.
Comments can be made by:
by post: Adel Neighbourhood Design Statement, Forward Planning & Implementation, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD
For more information please contact either of the email addresses above or telephone the LDF team on 0113 2478092 or telephone Cllr Anderson on 0113 285 7562.
General Information about design statements

Village design statements (VDS) and Neighbourhood Design Statements (NDS) are promoted by Natural England, the Countryside Agency and others, produced by local communities and supported by Leeds City Council, as a means of fostering good design, appropriate to its local context. They may also be applied to parish plans and in neighbourhoods within the city’s urban boundary.
The six key aims of a village or neighbourhood design statement are:
• Enabling communities to analyse and define the value of their local environment
• Acting as a tool for assessing the local character of an area
• Assisting the City Council in steering future development to respond to and respect   that character
• Guiding smaller changes ("permitted development")
• Prompting the scope for local environmental improvements and support community initiatives
• Becoming adopted and used by the Council as a material consideration in planning matters
A range of skills are needed in their preparation, including leadership, public consultation, report writing, visual analysis, photography, plan drawing / sketching, editing and desk top publishing. 
Detailed advice and existing Village and Neighbourhood Design Statements adopted in Leeds, together with supporting documents are available on the Design Neighbourhood Design Statements docs page on the Related Pages.