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Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

South Woodham Ferrers Town Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area, which will help to shape future change. It is important that this Neighbourhood Plan reflects your ambitions and views. In March we asked you about four areas of focus for the Plan. We have now prepared a set of emerging ideas around each of these.

We would like you to tell us how you feel about the ideas posed on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being strongly agree and 5 being strongly disagree, and whether you have any suggestions for the Neighbourhood Plan 

 This questionnaire can also be filled in online at the following link:


 Paper copies can also be obtained from the Town Council office, completed questionnaires must be returned by Friday 16th August 2019.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The South Woodham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan

Your South Woodham Ferrers, Your Plan


The Town Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for South Woodham Ferrers. This is a powerful opportunity for the community to have their say and make a difference in the town.


The Neighbourhood Plan will establish planning policies that shape and influence future growth and development in South Woodham Ferrers.


But the Neighbourhood Plan can be about more than planning policies. It can also be used to express your vision for the future and articulate priorities for strengthening the unique qualities of South Woodham Ferrers.


The Plan can help influence change, such as that proposed to the north of the town, and say what improvements in the town that might help deliver, such as infrastructure improvements.


Having a Plan in place with help deliver and fund change: 25% of the money raised from developer contributions paid through the Community infrastructure Levy can be spent on projects in South Woodham Ferrers. Through the Neighbourhood Plan we can identify our priorities for how and where this money should be spent.


The Neighbourhood Plan is not the same as the new Chelmsford City Local Plan. The Local Plan presents the strategic policy direction, but the Neighbourhood Plan provides the opportunity to present locally specific policies and proposals that will help shape the future of South Woodham Ferrers.


Many communities all across the country have been preparing Neighbourhood Plans. This is an exciting opportunity to influence change in South Woodham Ferrers.


We will be undertaking a series of consultation events on the Plan over the next year,

To find out more about Neighbourhood Planning and the opportunity it provides please visit the Government website: