Key issues drawn from previous community consultations
The attractive countryside was a key reason for people moving into the parish.
Public Rights of Way could be better maintained.
The rural setting of Wootton St Lawrence should be retained and protected from coalescence into the Manydown development.
The potential for a Conservation Area to be designated for Wootton St. Lawrence has been suggested.
There was a lack of smaller homes in the Parish, making it difficult for those wishing to stay in the Parish, whether young looking for a first home or those seeking to downsize.
There was no wish to see new homes built which impacted on the attractive rural character of the Parish or led to additional traffic on local roads.
Local roads were poorly maintained
Local roads used as ‘rat runs’
Local roads not suitable to take additional traffic
There was no demand for new places of work to be provided in the Parish, particularly as this could add to pressure on local roads.
Homeworking was common in the Parish, see also utilities below.
There are no resident farmers in the Parish
Our Community Facilities
There was not a strong sense of community in the Parish
Wootton St Lawrence lacked any community facilities other than the Church
The lease on Ramsdell Village Hall would run out during the plan period and the building in any event had a limited life.
A recent survey (summer 2016) by the Neighbourhood Plan Group found only limited interest in a replacement hall being provided in Ramsdell.
Recently the Parochial Church Council for Christ Church Ramdsell has put forward a proposal that the Neighbourhood Plan allocates land adjacent to the church for a community hall.
Our Services and Utilities
Broadband speeds in the Parish were very slow.
The first questionnaire was delivered door to door to every home in the parish in the autumn of 2015.
Following collection, the responses were carefully collated and the information that came out of them has been used as the basis for the Steering Group and Consultant to design the Neighbourhood Plan.
These are now CLOSED
1: First questionnaire 10 2015
2: Second questionnaire, Village Halls
3: Third questionnaire, Key Issues
Key Issues Information