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Village Character Statement

Abbots Leigh is a special village. Set in the green belt and decidedly rural, yet only ten minutes drive from the centre of Bristol, it has always been a tranquil, much treasured, and green haven from the busy city centre. Late in 1999 local people from the parish decided to work together to create a Village Character Statement. The village has changed considerably over the centuries. Whilst realising that change will continue, the residents want the existing character to be respected and to follow the traditions that have shaped the present community. This document identifies the special character of Abbots Leigh and explains some of the steps that should be taken to ensure that any new development will harmonise with what already exists.

Download a PDF of the Village Character statement