After the Parish Plan was completed, the idea of developing a Village Design Statement was considered. A Village Design Statement is an attempt by residents to say what is distinctive about their village, indicating what they particularly value and wish to conserve, and providing guidance for future design. Such a document can be used after a planning application is submitted or, at an earlier stage, to ascertain what may or may not be acceptable to residents. At the end of 2004, a group of residents decided to produce a modest Design Statement, which would utilise and build on the surveys done for the Village Appraisal and the Parish Plan. The Parish Council agreed to fund and support it.