We have now completed our analysis of what you told us in response to our latest event on the 24th November 2017.

We had a total of 1,021 comments either at the event, online or by post. Of those who expressed a view, the levels of favourable support for our ideas were :

TOPICS
SITES
Vision
87.2%
East of First School
77.6%
Transport
78.7%
Westholme Farm
73.4%
Housing
85.1%
Holdenhurst / Wells Almshouses Trust
61.7%
Employment
89.4%
Axe Valley Vet, Blackford
64.8%
Community
87.2%
Design
89.4%

Since Cross Farm has planning permission, we did not ask if it should be allocated, but simply asked what the community want from the site. 81 responses were received which have been passed to the developers (Acorn).

However, thanks to all of you who responded. This is what community consultation is all about.

Late News : Blue Cedar Homes is proposing to submit a planning application on the Holdenhurst site for retirement housing. This is not the Neighbourhood Plan proposal suggested in November 2017. It is proposed to create a new access off Cheddar Road (not our proposal to use the car park access) and will not provide on-site affordable housing. In view of this, the Neighbourhood Plan is likely to withdraw its support for the development of the joint Holdenhurst / Wells Almshouses Trust land.

Bob Sellwood,  Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee