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Analysis of Parish Questionnaire Responses
Coates Parish Council have been considering whether to compile a Neighbourhood Development Plan since October 2016. Before embarking on this resource intensive activity, the Parish Council needed to understand parishioners’ attitudes to development and how they wanted their parish to change over the coming decade. In conjunction with a community outreach event in April 2018, parishioners were asked to complete questionnaires on these subjects.
The questionnaire analysis reveals that respondents were happy with Coates as a place. They felt safe in the parish and were generally satisfied with the facilities and services that are currently provided. Few people want Coates to change much over the coming decade. Any development should be limited to a small development of mostly affordable housing if it is to receive approval from all but a few respondents. Respondents want Coates in 10 years’ time to be little changed but that it is a lively, thriving village that appeals to younger people. There were however a number of things that the majority of respondents were enthusiastic about, to learn about these and to see the full questionnaire analysis clink on the link report
Land at Setts
The Bathurst Estate have provided (on 10 October 2018) the following update on the land at Setts:
You may be aware that the land has recently vacated by Fred Crew and the Estate now has it back in hand. The Estates plan is to relet the fields by Sheep Dip Barn to a local horse grazer, in addition to the paddock farthest away from the village hall, which will also remain as horse grazing.
Please be advised that the main central block will not be grazed over the winter months as it would benefit from a rest but if this changes, then I shall let you know. It is the Estates intention for the land to be grazed by livestock in the spring but in the meantime, it would be a great help if we can still encourage people to stick to the footpaths.