POLSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Dave Crimmin, Cragston, Sudbury Road, Newton, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0QH Tel: 01787 375085 email: email@example.com
POLSTEAD PARISH SURVEY
With the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), for each new dwelling developed in Polstead the parish council receive 15% of this to offset the impacts that the new dwelling has on the parish’s infrastructure. When the cost of an infrastructure project exceeds the parish council element, it can apply to Babergh District Council (BDC) for a share of the CIL pot that it holds on behalf of the district. As part of this process the parish council has to identify the projects that its residents want to be included in this process.
How the Parish Council plan to collate your views
Over the coming months the parish council will be conducting a survey in order to collate residents’ views on what is required within the parish. We will be looking for your ideas on infrastructure issues such as:
Physical infrastructure: e.g. highways, transport links, cycleways, energy supply, water, flood alleviation, waste management
Social infrastructure: e.g. education, health, social care, emergency services, art and culture, sports halls, community halls
Green infrastructure: e.g. parks, woodlands, play areas, public open space.
From these we will be able to identify projects that:
The parish council can undertake without further funding from BDC
Will require additional funding from BDC’s CIL (and other funding streams)
Will need to be given to outside stakeholders, such as BDC and Suffolk County
Council (SCC), to implement.
How will this be achieved
The parish council has created a working group in order to obtain the feedback and they plan to hold a short presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 2nd April 2020 starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall in order to understand the issues that you think should form a questionnaire to all Polstead residents. From this the working group will discuss the survey options with the various village organisations and fine tune the proposed questionnaire.
The survey will then be distributed to each household who can either complete manually or respond online, whichever is easier. If completed manually, the working group will arrange the survey to be collected from you. All responses will conform to the council’s GDPR policy. Once the responses have been analysed, a summary of the findings will be circulated to all households and published in the newsletter and on the Polstead website.
How can you help
Come to Annual Parish Meeting on the 2nd April 2020 and give us your issues. If you are unable to do this but would like to discuss your issues with the working group, please contact:
John Baxter 01206 265967 Stewart Sowman 07570 791716 John Flather 07484 291273 Andrew Wade 07881 944260