People Encouraged to Give Their Views on Future of Strensall
12:01pm 16th August 2013
A group of concerned residents worried about the future of our village have got together on a purely voluntary basis to produce our own VDS. A critical objective of the group was to make every effort to communicate with the residents to gain an understanding of what they liked about the village and what they would not wish to be changed. Also to provide an opportunity to express their concerns about any issues they have with any particular area/facilities/activities etc.
The Questionnaire was produced and distributed to every household in Strensall with Towthorpe over the period 27 June – 10 July through the OUTREACH parish magazine. We have already been encouraged with the response but would urge more residents to take this unique opportunity to have their say about the village’s future.
To this end we will redistribute the Questionnaire to every household over the period 24 July to 10 August.
This is where we seek your help through your programmes to provide a timely reminder that the questionnaire will be arriving through their door from the 24 July.
Background information on what a VDS is and what its for is presented as follows:
Planning for the future: the questionnaire for
THE VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT FOR STRENSALL WITH TOWTHORPE
To all residents of Strensall and Towthorpe
PLEASE HELP! This is your village and this is an opportunity to have your say about its future
What is a VDS for?
A VDS is a publication researched and written by local people that:
1. Describes what the village and surrounding countryside looks
2. Shows how local character can be protected when new developments are planned
3. Involves as many people as possible and is representative of village views
When agreed by City of York Council, it will be adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance by those involved with new development.
There is a website for further information please go to;http://strenthorpevds.zxq.net
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