FIRST SURVEY RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who filled in the Survey. There were over 900 responses in the end. The results of that survey can be downloaded from the links at the side.
To summarise the results, the biggest concerns raised were all about traffic, whether it be congestion, parking, the condition of the roads, or pollution. These results have been considered by the steering group and they are now working on the vision they have for the future of Bishopstoke. Once that has been agreed there will be a further public consultation to see if local residents agree with the vision put forward by the group.
You can find lots more about the Plan, including what happens next, on the Bishopstoke Neighbourhood Plan website - www.bishopstokenp.org
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - CALL FOR SITES
A Neighbourhood Plan (NP) is a mechanism for helping communities, including both local residents and businesses, influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It can be used to:
• Develop a shared vision for the neighbourhood.
• Propose where new development (homes, shops, offices) should be built.
• Identify and protect important local green spaces.
• Influence what new buildings should look like.
As part of the work in assessing future development needs for the Neighbourhood Plan, Bishopstoke Parish Council is calling upon landowners and agents of land within the parish who would like their sites to be considered within the Neighbourhood Plan.
Why are we calling for sites?
This is an informal opportunity for landowners and developers to propose sites within Bishopstoke Parish, for development. This exercise will not in itself decide whether a site would be supported or allocated for development by the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group nor will it commit the proposer(s) to applying for planning consent, but it will enable the NP Working Group to better understand the needs and wishes of the electors within its Parish area. The site suggestions received by us will be used to guide and inform the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
If you want a site/s to be considered for development by the Neighbourhood Plan, we should like to hear from you. The sites need not be in your ownership if you have a responsibility for managing them and they can be proposals for a wide range of development uses. (In this context, the term ‘development’ applies to any use of land within the boundaries of the parish: e.g. for housing, sport and recreation, public utilities, business premises).
Please submit the following for each site suggested:
• Your name, and full contact details – clearly stating if Landowner, Developer, Business, or interested party
• Map & Address (Geographic location shown on map, Site boundary, name of site & street
• Current use of site and suggested, potential type and amount of development e.g. Housing (tenures/types), Economic & Cultural (e.g. tourism, retail, leisure, office, workshops).
• An indicative timescale for development e.g. within the next 5 years / within 6-10 years / within 11 – 15+ years.
• Known and anticipated constraints to development.
• Any other additional site information which might be useful to the Working Group including any known details of the landowner if not yourself.
Please contact David Wheal, Parish Clerk, at the address at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 9th April 2021.