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Neighbourhood Plan update: complete the survey and have your say NOW!

We have been really encouraged by the number of responses so far to our first Neighbourhood Plan survey.  Thank you to everyone who has filled it in, talked to us at pop-up events and shared your views about what is important to you about the place where we live/work.
In a nutshell, we want to understand what’s good, what needs fixing and what’s missing, as we seek to meet our villages’ planning needs and support a thriving community through to 2040 and beyond.  Survey questions cover topics such as:
  • what you like and dislike about living/working here;
  • what kind of new homes you think we need and where they should be located;
  • your views on our greenbelt and environmental challenges; and
  • how you travel around our wider area.
Some common themes are beginning to emerge from the survey, but I won’t prejudice further responses by reporting on them just yet.  However, they are vital in helping us to focus the Neighbourhood Plan on the things which matter most to you.  Once the plan is finished, our collective priorities will be reflected in planning policies specific to our villages and sit alongside the Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework when assessing planning applications in our area.
The survey will be open until just after Great Shelford Feast in July, and we will be out in the community talking to people at Stapleford Show (Sat 4th June) and Great Shelford’s Jubilee Event (5th June).  It can be accessed online through the link on our website, www.greatshelfordparishcouncil.gov.uk/SGSNPlan, or via the QR code below.  Hard copies and a Neighbourhood Plan display are available at Great Shelford library.  If you are housebound, we can deliver a survey to you and collect it later.  To arrange this, email sgsnplan@gmail.com or call our Clerk, Libby White, on 01223 616622.
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Do take this opportunity to have your say in shaping our villages’ future – the survey takes only a few minutes to complete, and anyone of any age who lives or works in Stapleford or Great Shelford is eligible to take part.
Cllr Jenny Flynn, Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

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Join us for our first in-person event!

14.00 – 16.00, 23rd April 2022, Stapleford Recreation Ground and Jubilee Pavilion, CB22 5BQ

From 2pm to 4pm on the 23rd April 2022, Stapleford Parish Council are celebrating the opening of the updated playground and multiuse games area (MUGA) at Stapleford Rec and Jubilee Pavilion.  Representatives of our Neighbourhood Planning working group will also be present to talk to you about getting engaged in the Neighbourhood Plan Early Stage Consultation which will run through Spring/Summer 2022.  The objective of this early stage consultation is to shape the entire Neighbourhood planning project – so it is very important that we hear from as much of the community as possible.  Be sure to have your say!