Surveys and Consultations

Surveys and Consultations

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE YOUR SAY !

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 surveys and consultations

Housing and Land Development Survey

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The survey was delivered to all households in the parish with the October issue of mAGpie, with an envelope for its return. For households outside the immediate village this envelope was stamped as well in order to facilitate its return. Initially the forms were to be returned by October 30th, but in the event the date was extended by another month.

To ensure that all householders did get the survey, additional copies were also available in the shop and the pub to cover any loss or households inadvertently missed in the delivery. It was also made available online.

The questionnaire could be completed in two ways – on the paper form provided, or online with the use of SurveyMonkey. This was automatically forwarded to the Neighbourhood Plan group for analysis.

You may download the survey form that was sent out to all households with its accompanying letter here;

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All the returned questionnaires were painstakingly analysed, with grateful thanks to Ian Darbyshire, and a summary of the findings can be viewed here;

housing needs survey results

This enabled the results to be analysed in time for the Group to work
on the topics for  the further public consultation in a second Community Forum in April 2017.

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Second Public Consultation, and Results

Over previous months, owners of possible sites for development had been encouraged to submit their suggestions to the parish council, and eventually twenty two possible sites within and around the edges of the village had been identified. The owners were formally contacted, and those who wished to put forward their sites had submitted them for an independent assessment by an approved consultant.

Twelve sites were initially assessed, but two were withdrawn from further consideration. The remaining ten were submitted for comment at the two open days;     Sites for consideration

The second consultation was held over two days and enabled as many people to participate as possible. The comments were all recorded and analysed, and the results can be seen below;

SECOND CONSULTATION – overview and comments

Site 1 – land beside Little Court

Site 2 – MILLHAYE

Site 3 – CHURCHFIELD

Site 4 – HOMEFIELD

Site 5 – between COURT BARTON and Pulleys Close

Site 6 – field behind TRENDWELL HOUSE

Site 7 – land to the east of THE HIVE

Site 8 – field above St Andrew’s

Site 11 – CRICKET FIELD

Site 12 – SHDC land below ICY PARK

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Work on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan – initial versions

As the work on the Plan progressed, several versions of the draft plan were drawn up and re-worked as further information became available.  The finalised Draft Neighbourhood Plan was published in May 2018 for the first public consultation on the plan itself; it was open for comment for 6 weeks, from 18th May  until  29th June. The consultation period was advertised on this website, the Aveton Gifford Facebook page, in Aveton Gifford Village Voice articles in the Kingsbridge Gazette, in the mAGpie, and by posters and on a large banner hung in prominent places in the centre of the village. Copies were available in the shop, the village hall, the Fisherman’s Rest, and the Church, from NP group members, and on the website. The results from this public consultation were analysed, and the information gained was incorporated into the next versions as work progressed.

Second Housing Needs Survey

The NP group were advised that a second survey of perishioners would be neccessary to establish the requirement for Affordable Housing within the parish before inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan. Accordingly, on 27th October 2018, a drop-in event was held in the hall, so that interested parishioners could meet the Affordable Housing Enabler for South Hams, and the Devon Rural Housing Enabler. This was advertised by a flyer to all households, also on the Aveton Gifford website and Facebook pages, in Aveton Gifford Village Voice articles in the Kingsbridge Gazette, and with a large banner hung in prominent places in the village. A number of residents registered their interest, and after assessment the Housing Enablers identified three qualifying parishioners.

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The latest version of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan, produced January 2019.

Following advice from an approved planning consultant appointed to assist NP Group members in the formal process of drawing up the plan, and further advice about the content and policies, the latest version of the Draft Plan has been drawn up.

Aveton Gifford Neighbourhood Plan to 2034 v1.17

This in turn will be submitted to SHDC’s appointed planning consultant for assessment and comment, and further changes may be recommended.

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Any feedback, comments, or suggestions are invited by the NP group at any time right the way through the process, so please DO use this link here to contact the group, or talk to one of the members – without your involvement the Plan will not reflect local issues and concerns, so please don’t think it’s too late!

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The photos on this page of building in the village – the greenfield site at Glebeland, and Bakers Terrace within the village – have come from the Parish Project photographic archive.