Many thanks to all of you who have given feedback via the workshop and online survey so far.
The survey will close on Friday 6th October. The draft Neighbourhood Plan is here
Your feedback is very important as it will influence the Plan’s development. Eventually the Plan will go to an independent examiner and then a referendum will be held mid next year.
We had a successful workshop to share the draft of our Neighbourhood Plan on Tuesday. The response from those attending was very positive and some very useful comments and amendments were suggested. The overall feedback was that yes, we’ve listened well and got the priorities right but some of the policies need a bit of tweaking.
There is an online survey to comment on the draft policies. We want to hear from as many people as possible. The presentation that explains the thinking behind the policies and progress so far is here.
Tuesday 12th September 2017 19.30 – 21.30
Recreation Ground Community Room
We have listened to your views and ideas and the Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan has progressed. We have been working hard over recent months to ensure that it reflects the aspirations of our community as evidenced especially by last year’s Big Survey.
It is an important document as once made Neighbourhood Plans form part of the statutory development plan. This means that South Cambridgeshire District Council must use our Neighbourhood Plan to determine planning applications. It will shape the future of our community.
We have almost finished the first draft and want to present it to you.
We need your feedback! Have we got it right? Have we missed anything significant?
Please join us for this workshop.
The surveys are in the hands of our delivery team and we should be getting our copies this week, some of us may already have them. It’s also available on-line at www.enventure.co.uk/ourhi. Please use the password/access code ‘ourhi’
If anyone wants more paper copies of the survey they can be downloaded here (click here).
This survey is all about us saying how we want our community to develop and providing the Neighbourhood Plan team with the evidence to build a set of policies which will be ‘material considerations’ when the developers come knocking.
At the same time this survey gives us a chance to express our opinions about several other non-planning matters like 20mph speed limits, an additional guided-bus stop and parking.
Please fill in the survey. Please get others in your household to fill one in and encourage others you know who live in or visit the the villages to fill in. The bigger the response rate we get the stronger is the evidence which underpins our Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council took delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan survey questionnaires yesterday and these will be delivered to households over the next few days. At the same time an on-line version is now ready and will be available on Monday.
This survey is the result of a lot of work by members of the Neighbourhood Plan team at the Parish Council and Enventure, the research company which is helping it with this work. It will run until 14 Oct 16.
It is hoped to get a few thousand responses. It’s open to residents of all ages and to students and people who visit the community for work or shopping.
There will be a more official announcement about the start of the survey towards the end of the weekend.
Cedric Forster’s Healthy Walking Group goes out every Friday at 10am (check on Facebook; click here) and gets some really good exercise before lunch. I’m sure they enjoy that extra special as a result.
The walks listed here all start and finish in Histon & Impington and they’re all 3 or 4 miles in length.
Detailed instructions are given in the attached pdfs. I hope they’ll be available as maps. Click on the links below.
Enventure, the company which is helping us with the Neighbourhood Plan work has reported on the findings of the focus groups which they ran earlier this month. Click here to see the full report.
These findings are now being used to inform the design of a big consultation which will go to the whole community during September. In addition to a paper questionnaire which will be delivered to every household and business the consultation will also be online and we hope that others who use the community for work, education, shopping and/or leisure will also complete it.
There are no real surprises. There are high levels of satisfaction with life in the Community but concerns about potential over-development and consequent loss of character, about school and surgery capacity, traffic and parking. These themes, and others, will be explored further in the consultation.