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.