In 2002 Ashwick Parish Council commissioned a design statement to help guide future development, restoration or renovation works within the parish: this document was officially adopted by Mendip District Council in 2003 as supplementary planning guidance.
The purpose of the design statement is to help builders or developers to maintain the look and feel of the Parish and to ensure new buildings are in keeping with their surroundings.
In 2015 Mendip District Council began consulting on the “Local Plan Part II”. This Plan allocates additional sites for housing, employment and community facilities across Mendip. There are additional policies identifying Local Green Spaces and existing Employment Sites. The plan contains a draft policy to promote Self and Custom build housing. The plan is due for adoption in June 2019. For more information see: