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.
The surveys have now starting hitting the mats of all residents of the three parishes. We would urge everyone to fill this in, as the wishes of as many residents as possible give us the best chance to produce a plan that will encompass the views of all and influence any planning decisions going forward.
Well we now have the survey back from the printers. It will take us a little time to address and stuff envelopes, but they should be arriving with you soon.
Although we are sending everyone a printed copy which can be filled in and returned, it will save your Parish Councils’ money if you fill it in online, both through smaller postage costs and less manual data entry.
Also, remember that there is a separate slip included to enter into a draw that could win you £100 supermarket voucher (one per parish). The slip is separate so that the surveys can be compiled anonymously.
It will soon be your chance to have your say on the future of your parish. The more survey returns we get, the better will be our understanding of your wishes. Remember that when the plan is written it becomes a legally binding document that any planning decisions have to be based on, both at parish and county level.
Well, the steering group had their first meeting last night since lockdown, albeit a virtual meeting. It has been decided that now is the time to start the ball rolling again. Shropshire Council’s Local Plan and the government’s white paper on planning were discussed, and it was decided to put to the full group the prospect of printing and distributing the household survey, and to hold an event (outdoors) in each parish to both publicise and explain the survey to parishoners.
Now we have all been asked to stay home and not gather in any numbers, tonight’s meeting will still be going ahead, but it will held virtually, that is over the Zoom internet application. A decision will be made as to whether to postpone the household survey or not.
Keep safe everyone, and wash your hands!
February’s steering group meeting has been postponed until 24th. This is due to the ongoing work on the residential survey and the desire to allow all of the parish representatives to view the survey before the next meeting.
Last night’s Steering Group Meeting saw good progress on the preparation of the questionnaire which will be sent to every house in the 3 parishes. As long as everything goes to plan, you can expect to see the questionnaire sometime after Easter, and don’t forget, the more that are filled in, the better idea we have of how everyone sees the 3 parishes going forward in terms of future development whether it be residential, business or leisure.
Happy New Year to you all. We are currently reviewing a first draft of a questionnaire format to be sent to all properties in the 3 parishes. This will be discussed at the next Steering Group meeting.
In the meantime, try hard to stick to your resolutions and have a great 2020.
I’ve just been on a call with AECOM, who are due to carry out our Housing Needs Assessment. They will make recommendations to Locality, who should approve our request. At that point the assessment will begin. This is a desk-based assessment, covering published information from, amongst others, the 2001 census and the Land Registry. This process, once started should take between 2 and 4 weeks.