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Planning Portal Glossary: V

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The Glossary is neither a statement of law nor an interpretation of the law, and its status is only an introductory guide to planning issues and should not be used as a source for statutory definitions.

Vernacular

The way in which ordinary buildings were built in a particular place, making use of local styles, techniques and materials.

Vernacular Building

A building built without being designed by an architect or engineer or someone with similar formal training, often based on traditional or regional forms.

Viability

In terms of retailing, a centre that is capable of commercial success.

Village Envelope

A boundary around a village, or part of a village, usually quite tightly drawn, within which development might be allowed in principle.

Void Space

The capacity within landfill sites for more waste allowing for final restoration and landscaping work.

Visibility Splay

Access around a road junction or access, which should be free from rival obstruction to evade motorists to see there traffic and pedestrians.

Vitality

In terms of retailing, the capacity of a centre to grow or develop its likeliness and level of activity.

Disclaimer

The Glossary is neither a statement of law nor an interpretation of the law, and its status is only an introductory guide to planning issues and should not be used as a source for statutory definitions.