NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE - Greetham, Rutland · NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE Today we...

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1 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE Today we have an opportunity to influence future plans for our village. As you are probably aware, a vision for the future of Greetham is being prepared by our Steering Group. We are asking everyone in the village to participate in the Neighbourhood Plan. This is your chance to have your opinions and ideas recorded for the formation of the plan. Personal details will not be used for any other purposes other than to verify the information given and to keep you updated with progress. You may choose not to have your personal details included on this questionnaire. Name.....................................................................................................M/F Age: 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-75 Over 75 Address...................................................................................................................... Email address............................................................................................................. Occupation................................................................................................................. How long have you lived in Greetham? How many children under 18 live in your house? (only fill this once per household) Ages of children: A separate children’s survey will be issued for each child. years

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    NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE

    Today we have an opportunity to influence future plans for our village. As you are probably aware, a vision for the future of Greetham is being prepared by our Steering Group. We are asking everyone in the village to participate in the Neighbourhood Plan. This is your chance to have your opinions and ideas recorded for the formation of the plan. Personal details will not be used for any other purposes other than to verify the information given and to keep you updated with progress. You may choose not to have your personal details included on this questionnaire. Name.....................................................................................................M/F Age: 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-75 Over 75 Address...................................................................................................................... Email address............................................................................................................. Occupation................................................................................................................. How long have you lived in Greetham? How many children under 18 live in your house? (only fill this once per household) Ages of children: A separate children’s survey will be issued for each child.

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    MAP OF GREETHAM VILLAGE BOUNDARY There are several locations in the village where new houses could be built. Please mark where you would be happy to see housing development in Greetham.

    Please see page 5 for Parish Map and mark developments outside the Village Boundary but within the Parish.

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    1. Housing: Currently approximately 30 houses have been given planning permission but not yet developed. How many additional new homes would you find acceptable as Greetham’s contribution to the total required in Rutland over the next 20 years? 1-20, 21-50, 51 -100, over 100 (please circle) Considering local needs and current availability, what type of housing would you like to see within any future development in the village? Tick all boxes you think are in line with your ideas. These are some suggestions: TICK TYPE TICK TYPE Detached Houses Flats Semi-detached Houses

    & terraced Houses Affordable homes/rental/shared

    ownership Small Starter homes for first time

    buyers Bungalows

    Sheltered housing Retirement homes Self Build Homes Single Occupancy Which type of new house would you or someone in your family be likely to wish to buy or rent in the village in the next 20 years? Tick all boxes you think are in line with your ideas. These are some suggestions: TICK TYPE TICK TYPE Detached Houses Flats Semi-detached Houses

    & terraced Houses Affordable homes/rental/shared

    ownership Small Starter homes for first time

    buyers Bungalows

    Sheltered housing Retirement homes Self Build Homes Single Occupancy There are several locations in the village where new houses could be built. Please mark on the map opposite (page 2), where you would be happy to see housing development in Greetham. Would you be happy with development of houses in one or two places or would you prefer any new housing to be scattered throughout the village on smaller plots?

    Add any comments on your specific housing needs:

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    2. The environment: At the heart of the neighbourhood plan will be the maintenance and enhancement of the natural and built environment. The centre of Greetham is already a Conservation area with a number of Listed Buildings. This provides a context for any future development. Are you satisfied with the existing footpath and bridleway network and signposting in the parish.? Yes No If not what improvements can you suggest Would you like to see more trees planted in the parish? Yes No If so where would you like to see more trees? Do you value the existing green open spaces in the village? Yes No (refer map on page 2) Yes NO Have you any suggestions to improvements to the existing green open spaces Should the village be doing more to preserve and Yes No protect nature and wildlife in the Parish? Any suggestions would be welcome: On a scale of 1-5 how important is the environment to you? 1 is low priority and 5 is high priority

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    ENVIRONMENT CONTINUED Are there any other spaces that you would like to see maintained as open space, and if so, please mark them on the map below? Please mark this map with any housing suggestion outside the Village Boundary from page 2.

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    3. Impression & character of the village: I like the image of how it is now Yes No I would like to change the image of the Village Yes No Your suggestions for change: On a scale of 1-5 how important is the impression and character of the village for you? 1 is low priority and 5 is high priority. 4. Sustainable Development: Definition “Meets the needs of the present while considering the future generation.” The cost of use of energy is going to be increasingly an important issue of the next 20 years. Should the village have policies to improve sustainable living? Have you insulated your house? Yes No Would you be interested in advice on insulating you house to lower your energy bills? Yes No Energy policy Thinking about the rising cost of energy: Would you consider joining a community scheme buying energy in bulk to reduce costs? Yes No If so what fuels do you use (please circle)? gas/ electric/ oil/ other Would you consider supporting a wind farm In the parish? Yes No Would you consider joining a community scheme to purchase solar panels in bulk ? Yes No Would you support a community project to build a bio-gas digester to convert sewage into gas for use in the village.? Yes No On a scale of 1-5 how important is sustainable development for you? 1 is low priority and 5 is high priority. Further Comments

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    5. Village amenities, the shop, post office, pubs, community centre and church: SHOP Do you use the shop? Yes No If so how often (please circle) daily/weekly/monthly/never On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 high importance) how important is it to you to maintain a village shop? Do you have any suggestions for improving the shop? POST OFFICE Do you use the Post Office? Yes No If so how often (please circle) daily/weekly/monthly/never On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 high importance) how important is it to you to maintain the Post Office Do you have any suggestions for improving the Post Office? PUBS On a scale of 1 to 5, (with 5 high importance) how important are the pubs to you? COMMUNITY CENTRE Do you use the community centre? Yes No If so how often (please circle)? daily/weekly/monthly/never On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 high importance) how important is it to you to maintain the community centre? Do you have any suggestions for further uses of the community centre that would encourage you to use it more?

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    THE CHURCH The church now offers the village a community facility On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 high importance) how important is it to you to maintain the church as a community facility? Do you have any suggestions for further uses of the church that would encourage you to use it more? 6 Transport & Traffic Management: Public Transport Do you use the Bus? Yes No If so, how often (please circle) daily/weekly/monthly/never If there was a good public transport system would you use it? Yes No What would need to be improved for you to use a public transport system?: Parking Do you have any views on parking in the village? If so please comment here: What could be done to improve road safety in the village and parish? What are the issues you feel need addressing in respect of roads and lanes in the Parish?

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    7. Local Employment & Businesses: Several businesses operate in and around Greetham. We believe it would be beneficial for the community to support existing businesses where possible and to attract new businesses by promoting Greetham’s location and benefits. How do you find out about local trades people? Tick all that apply. i. By word of mouth ii. From advertisement in the Parish Magazine iii. From advertising in local papers iv. Which papers? ...................................................... v. From Greethamrutland.com village website Considering Greetham parish alone, can you tell us which local trades people or professions you have used, including pubs, shops etc: How do you think we might increase local businesses? 8. The Greetham Quarry: Once quarrying has ceased the owner is committed to restoring the land to a green space; however as a village do you have any views on how this site could be developed in the next 20 years? Would you support any of the suggestions that have been made so far? a. A leisure/sport facility b. A business and enterprise park. c A green space with public access for villagers to enjoy. Do you have any other ideas for the re development of the quarry? Your comments here:

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    9. Leisure and well being: Would you be interested in leasing an allotment? Yes No Would you like to see improved facilities for young families? Yes No If yes what facilities would you like developed for young families? Would you like to see improved facilities for older people ? Yes No If yes what facilities would you like developed for older people? What else would you like to see which would improve leisure facilities and the general wellbeing of our residents? 10.Tourism: Tourism forms an important part of the village economy and offers employment to a large number of people both directly and indirectly. Should the village be promoting tourism further? Yes No Would you prefer to maintain tourist facilities as existing? Yes No Do you have any thoughts on tourism in the village?

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    11. Community infrastructure: Do you use a mobile phone in the village? Yes No If yes please comment on any problems that you have Do you have access to the Internet? Yes No Healthcare: As a small community it is unlikely that we will ever be able to have our own health facilities, however we would like your views concerning local health improvements. Do you have any issues with the provision of health care services in Greetham? Do you have any other comments on the future plans for our village? Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire. Your contribution is important! It is only with the full involvement of all villagers that we can get a clear vision of what the village wants, in order to reflect your needs in our Neighbourhood Plan. These questionnaires are hand delivered and will be picked up by volunteers within the next 2 /3 weeks. If you require any help or require pick up on a specific day, please ring...................................................................................on....................................................... If however you are unable to return by these methods then please leave your questionnaire in the village shop by 9th July.

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    Here are just a few of the examples of your many ideas arising from the three Neighbourhood Plan Workshops held on 6th and 7th June.

    • Development of Garden Centre for housing or leisure

    • Evening Classes

    • Sports Events

    • Cinema Night

    • Live Entertainment

    • Youth club and activities

    • Pavements & Footpaths

    • Benches/seating

    • Playground

    • Future development of community facilities

    • Green Burial Site

    • Parking

    • Trees

    • Verges and village entrances

    • ECO friendly housing (earth shelters)