Posted on 27 October, 2016Comments (0)
Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
Please note that the deadline for the questionnaire has passed, and no further submissions are being accepted.
The Parish Council has decided to embark on the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Bentworth. A Steering Committee has been established from volunteers and consultants have been appointed to assist and advise.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a new way for local people to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work. Once approved, our plan will have some force in setting out what development is acceptable in our parish. Developers and local authority planners will have to take notice of it. Without a Neighbourhood Plan, we will have little control over any development that takes place. We can influence development, not stop it altogether.
The Steering Committee has prepared a Questionnaire, the aim of which is to capture the views of parishioners. The results will help the Committee to frame the underpinning principles and overall direction of our plan and so it is very important that you and your family take this opportunity to make your views known.
All members of the household over the age of 16 can complete a separate Questionnaire. The last few questions are under a heading “Community Aspirations”. These issues are outside the scope of the Neighbourhood Plan, which deals only with spatial development matters. But they have been included to help steer the Parish Council in relation to matters relating to the future development of Bentworth as a community.
The questionnaire can be completed online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QuestionBentworth
Alternatively, you can print and complete the attached version.
[Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy]