Working groups set up to develop draft policies

Following the analysis of the initial questionnaire feedback that identified the aspects of greatest importance to Wilmslow Residents, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has created four working groups to develop draft policies.

The working groups

  • Residential / Urban Design
  • Town Centre / Commercial / Retail and Business / Leisure (built environment)
  • Open Space / Leisure (open space) / Environment / Heritage
  • Transport / Access / Infrastructure

have already started working with consultants’ Urban Imprint’ to develop a range of draft policies and objectives that can then be consulted upon with the public.

Neighbourhood Plan Group complimented on quality of initial questionnaire

The Initial survey data collected from the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire has been described as a “Very rich dataset, with significant potential to help inform the Neighbourhood Plan”

This was the opinion of an independent academic working in a pro bono capacity to glean a fuller understanding of the information collected and, in doing so, to help the Neighbourhood Plan team to focus on draft policy areas.

The importance of the environment featured very significant in the data set and the ‘Word Cloud’ above has been used to emphasis the frequency of the text used by residents when commenting on this category. The bigger the word text, the more frequently used.

The Town Centre also attracted many comments and the ‘Word Cloud’ above again is a useful tool in visually highlighting the text used by residents.


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