Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council
For the villages & rural areas of Belbroughton and Fairfield in the Bromsgrove District of the County of Worcestershire.

PARISH OPINION SURVEY:  

Community Needs and Aspirations for the Future


The responses  - released 21 Sept. 2017    - Survey Results.pdf

Why a Survey ?   
(The formal Survey period has closed but the Council is always happy to hear residents views - thus please continue to contact us with issues / ideas for the parish area).


The Parish Council sought opinions about our parish area and community.  This included finding out how it should develop over the coming years.  The findings of the survey will help us shape and influence the decisions that are made for the benefit of this community.
This link will summarise the concept  N H Plan Outline.pdf
The survey document:   Parish Opinion Survey.docx   

Why a Neighbourhood Plan – should we have one?
In addition to discovering your thoughts about our parish area we hope that the survey responses will give some idea of whether there is interest and demand for producing a neighbourhood plan.  At present, the Parish Council has no formal policy on development in our community.
Neighbourhood planning would look at spatial development issues and would primarily be about the use of and development of land and buildings. The neighbourhood planning process is a way of your vision and aims being incorporated into local planning policies. It should be understood that producing a plan is complex, requires much time, and cost and most importantly has to have input from members of the community not just from councillors.
Please read this link for further information.

Road map for NHPs.pdf


What next?
The Parish Council will discuss and communicate how the findings may influence future decisions. If your comments indicated that a neighbourhood planning exercise should be considered and there is sufficient interest shown in developing a plan, then the Parish Council may be able to promote the formation of a steering group to take the process forward. There would be open meetings to call for volunteers to help turn your views into a Neighbourhood Plan.

Any questions?   Please talk to your councillors and check out the links above.

Many thanks
Cllr. Dr. Bob Morgan
Working Group lead