October/November 2017 Questionnaire Results

Introduction

The Neighbourhood Plan is a mechanism for helping Communities like Cowfold to influence the planning of the area in we live for the period up to 2031. It is prepared under the Localism Act 2012 and covers many aspects including:

  • Developing a shared vision for our Community.
  • Proposing where new homes, shops, business and other developments should or should not be built
  • Identifying, protecting or creating important local green spaces.
  • Influencing the location, type, design and density of any new developments.
  • Aligning any developments with the available infrastructure.

There are very important areas where we will be working to influence the outcome but they are not in the direct control of the Parish, Traffic and Air Quality are obvious examples where National, County or District Policies may limit our scope but not necessarily our endeavour.

From Previous Questionnaires we have derived a Vision and a set of broad Objectives, these have been updated to take into account the most salient points from this questionnaire and are available to view on this website.

The Questionnaire

We distributed the questionnaire to over 800 homes in the Parish and over 20% of you responded, Thank You!

With your help we have gained important insights into your views of the most important aspects of life in the Parish of Cowfold. The questions were framed in a relatively open way that gave plenty of scope for a wide range of comments. Whilst this is great information, it did make meaningful analysis rather more challenging.

Results

We have produced three sets of charts in line with the three core questions:

  • What are the aspects you like most about Cowfold?
  • What are the aspects you like least about Cowfold?
  • What would you most like to change or improve in Cowfold?

From the many answers received, we formed nearly 50 categories which we then grouped together into 9 Themes. The charts below show this in detail and are based upon your responses; this has given valuable insight and gives us a firm basis from which to move forward.

Positive Aspects of Cowfold

A breakdown of positive aspects as percentages of responses and respondents is presented below:

More detailed information about the responses for each of the above aspects can be viewed here:

Descriptions of the categories referred to in the above charts are tabulated below:

 

Negative Aspects

A breakdown of negative aspects as percentages of responses and respondents is presented below:

More detailed information about the responses for each of the above aspects can be viewed here:

Descriptions of the categories referred to in the above charts are tabulated below:

Changes or Improvements

A breakdown of the changes or improvements suggested as percentages of responses and respondents is presented below:

More detailed information about the responses for each of the above aspects can be viewed here:

Descriptions of the categories referred to in the above charts are tabulated below: