Village Design Statements

Reference material

The following list of publications and documents will considered by the working group in the production of the Village Design Statements.

  • The Landscape of Gloucestershire, Alan Pilbeam, Tempus Publishing
  • England in Particular, Sue Clifford and Angela King, Hodder & Stoughton
  • Stroud District Local Plan, published by Stroud District Council. Available from
  • The Dry Stone Walls in the Chalford Area, Janet Gaskell & Nigel Paterson. An informative and useful publication on dry stone walls published in 1999 as part of the Chalford Village Walls Project.
  • Severn Wye Energy Agency This website offers a useful source of information on various energy systems from an independent body.
  • The Cotswold Design Code, published by Cotswold District Council
  • A series of Cotswold Design Guides published by Cotswold District Council and covering:
    • Casement Windows
    • Porches
    • Stone Slate Roofing
    • Traditional Chimneys
    • Traditional Dormer Windows
    • Dormer Window Technical Guidance
    • Chimney Technical Guidance
    • Casement Windows Technical Guidance.
  • Cotswolds Conservation Board Position Statement on Renewable Energy - covering six types of renewable energy suitable for the Cotswolds AONB.
  • Ways to Tackle Climate Change: Parish and Town Councils Act on CO2, DEFRA Publications (tel 08459 556000)
  • Cotswold Stone Homes by Michael Hill
  • Histories of Bisley, Eastcombe and Oakridge by Juliet Shipman and Others
  • Pevesner Guide to the Cotswold and Gloucestershire
  • The Victoria County History (Gloucestershire)
  • Gloucestershire Biodiversity Action Plan
  • The Transition Handbook - from oil dependency to local resilience, Rob Hopkins, 2008
  • National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners provides legal guidance re allotment rights and legislation to councils, as well as support to local allotment groups.
  • Council for Protection of Rural England Tranquillity Policy
  • The Bisley Village Conservation Area Statement produced by Stroud District Council (PDF 4.5 Mb).


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14 November 2017