Questionnaire Results

The following are the results from the North Waltham Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire that was circulated to all residences in May 2017

A copy of the questionnaire can be downloaded here

246 Questionnaires were issued with 263 completed & returned giving a 76% response rate

About You

1.2 Number of people in each group in your household

1.4 How many of your household work within North Waltham
1.5 How many of your household work outside North Waltham

A Shared Vision for North Waltham

2.1 How would you like North Waltham described in 15 years' time?

Phrase Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Rank
Accessible 5 8 9 8
Affordable 8 6 10 7
Attractive 12 22 23 5
Friendly 37 53 42 3
Prosporous 1 3 3 10
Rural 99 49 25 1
Safe 54 55 53 2
Traditional 11 12 30 6
Tranquil 18 37 39 4
Vibrant 2 1 5 9

2.4 Do you feel it is necessary for the NP to strengthen existing provisions for conservation and enhancement of the landscape

2.5 Bearing sustainable development in mind, what do you think are the biggest benefits development could bring to North Waltham?

Phrase Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
Community with a balance of ages & incomes 36 27 29 16 13 2
Improved broadband speed 11 16 14 18 11 6
Safer cycles routes 7 13 7 11 8 12
Investment in infrastructure 24 11 4 11 4 7
Leisure & recreation facilities 7 13 13 19 17 8
Local jobs, businesses, shops 3 5 12 8 14 13
Improved mobile phone coverage 15 21 21 16 16 4
Greater sense of village identity & community 10 28 13 16 20 5
Preservation of the countryside & local assets 81 40 26 17 11 1
Preserve air quality 3 17 16 8 12 9
Safer pedestrian routes 4 10 20 9 12 10
More rental properties 1 3 3 8 5 16
Bridleways 2 4 6 9 6 14
Transport links 30 12 21 18 17 3
Variety of housing 7 11 13 10 7 11
Parking 2 5 4 3 10 15

2.6 What concerns you about development in North Waltham?

Phrase Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
A weaker sense of community 12 14 14 18 20 8
Expansion taregtted only at people on high incomes 32 16 11 11 9 6
Loss of rural identity 100 33 19 21 17 1
Increased traffic 44 67 58 19 23 2
Reduction in green space 11 28 39 35 25 4
Lack of school, childcare places and/or overcrowding 6 8 14 9 16 9
Inappropriate building design 9 11 18 24 26 7
Increase in crime & anti-social behaviour 14 22 25 26 30 5
Damage to conservation area 17 32 27 42 27 3
Unsafe pedestrian routes 3 6 10 17 13 10
Unsafe cycle routes 0 5 5 5 13 11

2.8 How important do you consider the following when describing the character of North Waltham?

Phrase Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
Separation from other settlements 141 31 121 19 8 3
Listed Buildings 34 46 51 32 23 8
Sense of Community 111 58 29 13 13 4
Peaceful, quiet country environment 178 34 23 7 8 1
The farmed landscape 79 64 38 22 20 5
Village facilities (shop, cuckoo meadow, school etc) 121 56 25 13 13 2
Well maintained public spaces 72 75 28 19 18 6
Ridges and skylines 50 46 39 26 20 7

Housing / Development

3.1 How many homes do you think the Neighbourhood Plan should consider?

3.2 Would you prefer the dwellings to be brought forward:

3.3 Thinking about sustainable development of North Waltham over the next 15 years, where do you think the priority in house building should be in North Waltham?

3.4 How many bedrooms should be included in the new homes?

3.5 What type of housing do you think is required in North Waltham?

3.6 Who do you believe requires new homes in North Waltham?

Infrastructure

4.1 Tell us what you think about the infrastructure where you live.

Good Acceptable Poor Rank
Sewerage / drainage 129 87 31 3
Water supply 179 64 4 1
Electricity 145 98 3 2
Mobile phone 19 70 156 8
Broadband 55 118 70 4
Pavements 37 141 60 5
Roads 19 101 131 7
Lighting 75 63 50 6
Gas 7 20 111 10
Cycle routes 13 53 121 9

4.2 If money was available to invest in infrastructure, where should this be spent?

Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
Sewerage / drainage 16 25 8 14 7 6
Broadband 19 29 31 17 24 4
Roads 92 34 33 12 15 1
Bridleways 6 16 10 11 17 7
Mobile phone 41 41 21 26 12 2
Electricity 3 7 12 10 10 8
Lighting 1 12 6 10 8 9
Water supply 1 1 5 6 6 10
Pavements 12 21 30 23 18 5
Public footpaths 24 30 41 29 19 3

4.3 Do you think the Neighbourhood Plan should support land being made available for energy production?

Business and Local Economy

5.1 Should the Neighbourhood Plan allocate land for business use?

YES

36%

NO

64%

If Yes, select those that apply

5.2 Would you be in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan allocating land for the creation of a business centre?

Transport

6.1 The 1st consultation identified a number of traffic or transport concerns - score importance of each

Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
The junction at the pond / shop 62 43 40 26 33 3
The junction of Chapel St & Yew Tree Lane 28 41 47 22 39 6
The junction of Church Rd & St Michael's Close 20 27 36 28 52 10
The junction of Church Rd & Steventon Rd 13 33 54 24 43 9
The junction of A30 and A303 67 32 25 27 38 4
The speed of traffic through the village 133 42 28 10 13 1
Parking around the school 83 50 31 16 19 2
Parking around the shop / pond 27 38 54 30 33 5
Pedestrian connectivity with surrounding areas 34 36 35 27 37 7
Cycling connectivity with surrounding areas 31 36 32 26 46 8

6.2 Do you believe change is needed with regard to the following traffic issues?

Community

7.1 Score the importance of following the facilities

Importance = 1 Importance = 2 Importance = 3 Importance = 4 Importance = 5 Rank
Rathbone Pavillion 112 49 24 9 14 4
St Michael's Church 93 44 33 16 22 6
North Waltham Primary School 140 38 17 10 12 3
Cuckoo Meadow Preschool 108 38 20 4 12 7
Old Barn Stores 180 30 12 8 4 1
Cuckoo Meadow 146 30 17 14 20 2
The Sun 35 32 36 31 38 9
The Fox 95 55 24 22 19 5
The Wheatsheaf 44 45 44 20 29 8