Chorleywood’s Community Plan
Chorleywood Community Plan is Launched
Chorleywood residents have a unique opportunity to have their say on the future of Chorleywood.
Over the past year a Community-led group made up of local organisations (listed left) has put together a series of questions ranging in topic from leisure facilities to library services to housing needs. This questionaire is now available to every household online. Paper copies have also been hand delivered to residents’ doors.
The results of the questionnaire will be analysed early in 2015 and form the basis of a Community Plan for Chorleywood, outlining aspects of living in Chorleywood which are important and need protecting, and areas of improvement residents would like the Parish Council to promote.
All households are encouraged to complete the short questionnaire, and responses are completely anonymous. The closing date for responses is Monday 22nd December 2014.
Chairman of the Community Plan group, Jane White, who is also a Parish Councillor, said:
"The Community Plan seeks to celebrate the positive aspects of Chorleywood life, but also highlight the areas of local need. We are delighted to give every household in Chorleywood this opportunity to have a say about their community, how they would like to see it develop, and what aspects they would like to see protected. The results of this questionnaire will give local authorities like the Parish Council vital information about the needs and views of our community."
"Planning our future together"
The Parish Council is driving a new initiative to create a Community-led plan for the Parish.
The Community Plan will be based upon the views and opinions of the whole community, identifying areas of want or improvement for the Parish, as well as the things that the community wishes to protect or enhance
The Community Plan process will involve the views of the whole community. In the initial planning stages, the Parish is working with the following groups:
- Chorleywood Business Association
- Chorleywood Care
- Chorleywood Mums
- Chorleywood Residents’ Association
- Chorleywood Youth Council
- Friends of Chorleywood Common
- Loudwater Residents’ Association
- Neighbourhood Watch
Later in the year you will be asked your views on many aspects of Chorleywood life via a questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire will be collated and analysed, from which we will be able to draw up a plan focusing on the future of Chorleywood.
The Community Plan may include a Neighbourhood Plan (covering planning matters) and it is this element to which the TRDC Notice relates. The Neighbourhood Plan is a formal planning document and, as such, TRDC is obliged to conduct a period of consultation regarding the boundaries of that Plan.
If you have questions regarding the Community Plan please contact the Parish office, or one of the partner associations contacts or look out for the Community Plan stand at the Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day on Saturday 12th July.
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