As you probably know the Parish Council is seeking to establish a neighbourhood plan. What is a neighbourhood plan and why do we need one? According to the government website, “Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community’s needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area”. In order to establish what the community wants the Parish Council asked you to complete a Neighbourhood plan survey and the data gained from this helps guide us to understanding what you want.
Thanks to the work of your Parish Council, Cotton End Resident's group, and an amazing effort by Councillor Marie West, we have now analysed the results from the survey. We had hoped to present them to you at the planned Village Annual Meeting organised by the Parish Council on March 18th but we unfortunately had to cancel in accordance with government guidelines, however, the results are now available on the Parish Council website for all to see and the results will help guide us in preparing our Neighbourhood Plan.
To all of you who completed the survey, a big thank you from your Parish Council, working for all the residents of Cotton End Parish.
Chairman, Cotton End Parish Council
Here is the link to the summary of the results, which can be found in the Library of documents on this website.