At the steering group meeting a couple of days ago, the rest of the Neighbourhood Plan process was discussed, along with the grant and how that affects the budget. We are now in the process of evidence gathering by aPt, which combines all the evidence that we have gathered so far from online data, survey responses, village hall meetings etc. This will give us a way to start the process of writing the plan. We now seem to have lost SRCC’s involvement in this process, so discussions were had over what can be done by the steering group and what might need further consultant help.
We have now had acceptance of the grant application, although not quite for the full amount. The remaining amount can be applied for at a later date.
We have now started the ball rolling on getting the necessary grant to carry on until the plan is adopted.
Having had a first pass at categorising the comments that were added to the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire, we are now moving onto the next stage which will be to prepare the draft plan. This will involve gathering all the evidence, answers and comments from all stages of the process and turning it into a set of policies to be approved.
We had the first Steering Group meeting of 2021 last night, and as a part of that we drew the 3 prizes (one per parish) from the survey responses. The winners will be notified in due course. We now move on to phase 2 of the Neighbourhood Plan, which is to turn all the information we have gathered over the last couple of years into policies to be applied across the parishes.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and virus-free New Year.
We now have the first draft of the survey results and will be looking at them over the festive period.
Stay safe, everyone.
We now have the first draft of the survey results. Too early for general distribution yet, but the steering group will be looking at this over Christmas and the New Year and considering how this will affect policies.
Have a brilliant Christmas despite the restrictions and a prosperous, virus-free New Year from all of us in the Steering Group.
The survey now being closed, the results are being entered and compiled, so that we can take your views into account when the neighbourhood plan policies are written. Thanks very much to everyone who has participated. We had 159 responses in total, which is not a bad rate of return.
The deadline for survey returns has now passed, but while we wait for the last postal responses to trickle in you can still fill it in online for a couple of days. We have had a great response so far, but a few more will make the results even more meaningful.
The survey is now live! If you look on the Home page, you will find a link to a separate page that has the information sheet and a link to start the survey. Or you can follow the link below. Please note, that as we are not allowed to collect personal data (including logins), it is not possible to save the questionnaire and complete it later, meaning that it will have to be completed in one sitting.
Please fill it in, it is the future of your parish that is at stake!
Please note that responses are requested by the end of October, but you may be able to still enter them for a very short while after that, as we wait for the last postal responses.