Village Design Statement
Beer Parish Council produced a Village Design Statement in 2006 and will be updating the document in 2012. A VDS aims to provide guidance for building development and to influence the way the planning system works locally. The aim of Beer’s Village Design Statement is to ensure that all future building developments proposed in the parish are based on an understanding and appreciation of the area’s past and present. It draws attention to what is special about the buildings, open spaces and settings of the village and helps to protect its unique character from unsympathetic development. Most importantly, it gives local residents a strong voice in the future of their village by recording their views on how this unique character may best be recognised and respected.