Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum

Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum is developing a Neighbourhood Plan so that local people have more say in regard to future building development in the area.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Government’s Localism Act 2011 provided for a new neighbourhood planning regime. The Act allows neighbourhood forums to formulate Neighbourhood Plans, which will guide and shape land and building development in their local area for the next 15 to 20 years. It is about the use of land and the associated social, economic and environmental issues that arise in that connection.  These plans must have regard to national policies and conform to the local authority’s strategic policies (Local Plan Part 2), but considerable weight will be given to a Neighbourhood Plan in determining planning applications made to the Local Planning Authority.

Neighbourhood Plans cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan, but they can shape and influence where that development will go and what it will look like.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan has to pass an independent check. If it passes, it then will be put to a local referendum. If the majority of those who vote are in favour then the Local Planning Authority must adopt the plan and must take it into consideration when future planning applications are proposed within the area. The Neighbourhood Plan has the same legal status as the local authority’s Local Plan.

Our survey

To guide the CTTC Forum in developing the Neighbourhood Plan we need to know what is important to you about living in Chilwell and Toton.  What is good? What needs to be protected? What needs to be improved? Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey, as it will inform how the Neighbourhood Plan is developed.

Please take a few moments to complete this short survey:

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* 1. To help us understand the local demographic please tick the boxes that apply. Please note: no personal details will be published or made available.

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* 2. Why do you enjoy living in Toton and Chilwell? Please tick all those that you enjoy.

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* 3. When considering development in the area, what aspects are important to protect?

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Natural Environment - Peace and quiet
Natural Environment - Green spaces
Natural Environment - Landscape and views
Natural Environment - Nature conservation
Natural Environment - Biodiversity
Natural Environment - Low carbon footprint
Natural Environment - Air Quality
Neighbourhood ethos - Community spirit
Neighbourhood ethos - Volunteering
Neighbourhood ethos - Community activities
Recreation - Playing fields
Recreation - Access to countryside
Recreation - Footpaths
Recreation - Allotments
Built environment - our surroundings - Size of Area
Built environment - our surroundings - Distinctive building styles
Built environment - our surroundings - Historic context
Built environment - our surroundings - Built landscape

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* 4. When considering development in Toton and Chilwell, what aspects need improving to support development?

  Very important Important Not important Of no concern
Traffic - Reduce speed
Traffic - Noise
Traffic - Road damage
Traffic - Parking
Traffic - Pedestrian and cycle routes
Traffic - Volume of traffic
Services - Public transport
Services - Utilities infrastructure
Services - Internet / broadband
Services - Recycling / rubbish collection
Services - Surface water drainage/Flood Plain
Services - School transport
Community facilities - Green spaces / wildlife
Community facilities - Playing fields
Community facilities - Children’s play area
Community facilities - Community buildings
Business/Employment - Retail shops/facilities
Business/Employment - Support for local business
Business/Employment - Employment opportunities
Business/Employment - Commuter access
Business/Employment - Speed of development taking place

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* 5. Do you support the CTTC Forum developing a Neighbourhood Plan?

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* 6. Are you interested in helping with the process?

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* 7. Would you like to receive regular updates on progress?

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* 8. If you answered yes to questions 6 or 7, then please provide email address details here.