Thursday, 14 December 2017

Only 35 respond to survey

ONLY 35 Wargrave residents responded to a survey about the village’s need for a neighbourhood plan.

ONLY 35 Wargrave residents responded to a survey about the village’s need for a neighbourhood plan.

Wargrave Parish Council issued the questionnaire after a presentation was given by Arlene Kersley, rural housing enabler at the Community Council for Berkshire, at last year’s annual parish meeting.

Richard Bush, chairman of the parish council, said: “It is not very many people quite frankly and I am disappointed, I have to say.

“But out of those who did reply nearly half said they would be willing to help with a neighbourhood plan.

“We have some hard decisions to make as to whether this is something that the parish wants because there is a lot of work that needs to go into it.”

Councillor Angela Hodgson said the cost of creating a plan would run into thousands of pounds.

Parish clerk Stephen Hedges said: “A neighbourhood plan is an evolving document — it will last for a preliminary period of 10 years.

“We are to hold a special meeting with the 18 to 20 people who are interested in helping out and then it is about working out the next step.”

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