Development & Housing Working Group

Chair: Mike Emery
Secretary: Helen Smith
Members: Pat Johnson, Stephen Jeffery

Questionnaire responses summary

Additional Housing
– Whilst 49% of respondents think that new housing would NOT benefit the community, 47% believe that some development would be of benefit
– A wide variety of types of houses are favoured, particularly ‘Family & starter homes’, followed by ‘Retirement/easy access homes’
– A reason cited by many for the support of new housing is the need to invigorate the village by the introduction of young families
– A major concern regarding any type of development is the effect on the infrastructure including roads, traffic, drainage

Business Development
– A significant proportion of respondents would support the establishment of small businesses in the parish and there is also some support for medium businesses
– Virtually no-one supports the idea of large businesses or additional traveller sites being established

Click Here to see Action Plan on Development & Housing

OBJECTIVE 1 – Analysis of questionnaire survey data to determine whether new housing would be acceptable within or close to the village

OBJECTIVE 2 – Criteria for all new building to ensure compliance with village and adopted local plan criteria

OBJECTIVE 3 – Process for sharing and circulating information on planning applications

OBJECTIVE 4 – Mechanism to transmit views on planning applications to the District Council decision maker

OBJECTIVE 5 – List of key planning policies that must be satisfied for all new development within or close to the village


Click here to view comments on planning application DMPA/2023/1646