With fellow-residents from Penton Mewsey and Penton Grafton , Sir George visits Penton Village Hall to see a display about the Village Design Statement. With John Payne, Harry Vialou-Clark and Peter Swift, Sir George looks at the plans which they hope Test Valley Borough Council will adopt, that will influence how the village develops in the future.
“A number of villages in my constituency have taken the initiative by promoting design statements. These highlight the strengths of the village, and indicate which parts need protection from future development. In Penton, a lot of thought has gone into the work and I hope the local planning authority will respond sympathetically.”