Village Design Statement

What is a Village Design Statement?

2005  – Still Relevant.

We all agree that Bathford is unique, but what makes it special? Some features can be easily identified as being part of the parish, but also a huge variety of details contribute to its unique quality.
All villages grow and evolve and what we see now in the Parish is probably very different from the shape and form of the original settlement.
To appreciate how Bathford may evolve in the future it is important to consider how it has changed over the years. Most changes are probably recent and many people feel that ‘change is always bad’ but this is not always the case if it is carefully managed. In many ways Bathford must be able to change if it is to stay ‘alive’.

Of course some aspects of the village are precious and must be preserved as a matter of course. Listed Building Protection, Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Area Status give statutory protection to certain structures and landscape deemed worthy of special conservation.
The most important thing is that any future change needs to be managed to protect our local distinctiveness from erosion.

This Village Design Statement describes the qualities and characteristics of Bathford that are appreciated and valued by the residents and the purpose of the Village Design Statement is to help manage change whether it be major development or small scale alterations.
The aim of this Village Design Statement is to raise awareness of what is special about Bathford so that future changes can be carried out in harmony with the village setting both contributing to and, where possible, enhancing the local environment.

The Village Design Statement, which has a wealth of detail on the Parish, has been approved and copies can be viewed in the Parish Office or available for sale to cover printing costs. As the full original document is 64 colour pages it was too large until now to place on the website but it has now been split into sections for ease of access.

The introduction covers the whole of the Parish of Bathford and then each area has its own more detailed report.

Introductory Statement – pp1-18 (5342Kb)

Ostlings Lane – pp19-21 (842Kb)
Bathford Hill and Village Green – pp22-25.pdf (1083Kb)
Church St and Pump Lane – pp26-29.pdf (518Kb)
Dovers Park and Mountain Wood – pp30-33.pdf (2132Kb)
High St and Prospect Place – pp34-37 (2851Kb)
Ashley Rd, Titan Barrow and New Rd – pp38-41 (2691Kb)
Garstons – pp42-43 (1669Kb)
Meadow Park and Box Rd – pp44-47 (2081Kb)
By Brook, Railway and Eastern Parish – pp48-51 (3880Kb)
Manor Drive area – pp52-54 (676Kb)
Shockerwick – pp55-57 (2549Kb)
Warleigh – pp58-60 (1341Kb)
Brownes Folly reserve – pp61-63 (3018Kb)

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Bathford Railway Bridge

Bathford Parish Council, supported by 60 witnesses, applied for the footpath alongside the Bathford Railway Bridge and across the Avon to be registered. If it had not been registered, it would have been lost as a public right of way. BANES has now confirmed that there have been no objections from Network Rail or anybody else and the route will now be recorded on the Definitive Map. Thanks to all those who supported the application. The Full Order Can be downloaded


Flower Show – 2018

This year’s Flower Show will take place on Saturday 1st September 2018 and a list of the Classes is attached for reference.  Printed Schedules will available during July from the normal outlets, including the Village Shop.  Entry forms will be printed along with the Schedule and should be completed and handed in to the Secretary on the evening of Wednesday 29th August at the Parish Hall, as usual. Please click on the links below and select ‘download’ on the next page 2018 Flower Show Schedule of Classes Entry Form 


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