We need your feedback! The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has taken your views and comments to date to produce a draft Vision for Horsted Keynes in 2034. The Vision will be the starting point for the Neighbourhood Plan policies. Do you agree with the Vision? We now need to know if this is your view of how you see Horsted Keynes in the future. Please post your comments in the box at the bottom of this page.
Following the Consultation Event on Saturday 24/01/15 – follow this link to see the updated Neighbourhood Plan Vision statement.
Having take on board the comments from members of the community – the Neighbourhood Plan Vision Statement has been updated
Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan Vision Statement
The table below shows the results so far of the public consultation on the preliminary vision statement. These numbers are a total of views expressed amongst people consulted at: First Steps; Pre-school; WI; Saturday circuit training class; and weekend shoppers at the village store. Consultation is ongoing.
|Vision Statement Item||Important||Not Important|
|Facilities (shop, post office, and pubs) have been retained||119||0|
|An attractive, rural village centred round the existing village green||115||2|
|Fast broadband and good mobile telephone reception||110||5|
|All sports and other green spaces within the village have been retained and additional areas have been developed (community orchard, community gardens, meadowland areas, new allotments.)||104||1|
|St Giles School has continued to thrive and expand||104||5|
|Footpaths, recreational areas, children’s playground, outdoor gym for adults have been extended or developed||102||2|
|Sufficient parking has been provided in new residential areas to avoid significant additional parking within existing village||101||11|
|Traffic managements have been installed to regulate on-street parking and improve road safety||90||13|
|Bus service has been retained||85||7|
|Housing has increased by 15% comprising mainly of small and medium sized family properties||63||24|
|A new small, non-licensed café has been established||64||31|
An opportunity to express any particular concerns was also provided. The total number or comments received on a range of topics was:
|Subject of comment||No. rec'd|
|First time buyer housing/affordable housing||9|
|Speeding / traffic calming||8|
|Retention of facilities||7|
|Retain and extend bus service||5|
|Preserve green spaces||3|
|No urbanisation – traffic lights etc.||3|
|Too much development||3|
|Upkeep of church||1|
|Maintain balanced age profile||1|
Please post your comments in the box below.