Decision details

Adoption of Village Envelope Boundaries

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The report sought Cabinet approval to adopt village envelope boundaries as informal

guidance for development management purposes. These maps had been prepared in

consultation with Parish Councils and Ward Members to indicate where the Council

currently considered the existing built-up confines of settlements were. These would

help clarify the written definitions in the Local Plan for the purpose of decision making on

planning applications.


Both the Leader and Portfolio Holder said this had been an extremely worthwhile and

positive exercise which had seen good engagement from local representatives.






(i) the village envelope boundaries shown in the appendix to the report

be adopted as informal guidance for development management



(ii) authority be delegated to the Head of Planning Policy, following

consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Development,

to amend, where relevant, a village envelope boundary to account for

the construction of new development.

Contact: Simon Cole Email:

Publication date: 21/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/04/2019