Burpham Neighbourhood Forum urges locals to have their say!
Peta Lawrence, 5th May 2013
Locals have just 5 days left to comment on future developments in Burpham. Anyone over the age of 14, who lives works or studies in Burpham can complete a neighbourhood survey. The survey allows locals to comment on areas such as leisure and employment facilities, traffic and transport, education, housing and the environment, and specifically how they would like to see land being used for the next 15 years.
Forum volunteers have been busy delivering surveys to the 2500 households within the ward and also approaching the many small businesses that are based in the area. So far 165 surveys have been returned, both paper copies and via the online survey form.
The deadline for survey returns is Friday 10th May, and Andy White, vice chair of Burpham Neighbourhood Forum says, “It is really important that people who live and work in Burpham have their say, so that all of their ideas can be included as we move to the next stage of the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan.”
It is clear from local interest in the recent Aldi planning application for the Green Man site that many residents are passionate about their locality and the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan is a really positive way to influence any future development in the area.
Burpham Neighbourhood Forum is always open to new members who are interested and anyone who would like more information, or would like to complete the survey can visit the website: www.burphamneighbourhoodforum.org or telephone Jim Allen, technical coordinator on 01483 574138.