Desford Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Your opportunity to help shape the future of Desford Parish is imminent!
Desford Neighbourhood Plan provides the opportunity for our community to provide a positive vision for how we want our neighbourhood to develop in the future.
It is a massively influential document that means your community can choose where new homes, shops and offices are built, and have your say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided to support them.
The Parish of Desford is a good place to live
This is according to 70% of the respondents to the recent Neighbourhood Questionnaire which 627 of you returned and which is currently being analysed.
The local shops and Sport in Desford are well used but most respondents travel out of the village for the ‘big shop’
Concerns have been expressed about the number of HGVs, the volume of traffic through the parish, inconsiderate parking and speeding vehicles.
A high number of respondents would like to see more work opportunities for young people and there is some support for the development of light industry but not for heavy industry.
Protection of recreational and open spaces, access to the countryside and provision of sporting activities are obviously important to respondents as are maintaining the essential characteristics of the Parish and the approaches to it.
There is still much more work to be done on collating the many comments and statements that respondents also added and this will take time.
Be assured, however, that the working group is meeting regularly and with the guidance and support of consultants will produce an appropriate plan which will be submitted to the authorities and to you the residents in due course.
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