Kilmington has many attractions - its location, its rural setting, its character and its community. These are the reasons that we, the villagers, choose to live here. Change has been rapid in recent times as farming has given over to housing in the village centre and the population has grown. To date this development has not greatly spoiled the historic character or the look of the village and Kilmington retains its rural feel. The balance, however, remains fragile. The Design Statement sets out a series of recommendations that will act as supplementary planning guidance in an attempt to protect our village, its rural setting, its character and its heritage.