Survey on potential infill within the village of Pyrton (opened 12th December)
A survey was sent to parishioners detailing the three sites within the village that were available for infill development – New Farm, the field opposite the village hall and the area between Old Vicarage Cottage and The Lodge Cottage. The survey provided tick boxes to enable parishioners to choose the number of houses they considered suitable for each site.
Questionnaire on Housing Needs and Planning Policies (closed 14th August 2016)
The Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group sought the views of the parish on the content of the planning policies to be incorporated in the Neighbourhood Plan and sent a questionnaire to every household. The deadline for completed questionnaires was Sunday 14th August 2016 and the analysis of the results is contained with the Plan.
Call for Sites (closed 20th July 2016)
To enable the parish to make appropriate provision to meet its future housing needs the Steering Group wrote to landowners in Pyrton to encourage them to submit sites that they considered both suitable and available for development for consideration by the parish. For land to be considered ‘available’ in this context, a landowner needed to be willing to entertain the potential for their land, or part of their land, to be developed.
To gather a range of information about each site a completed response form (which can be downloaded below) was required and a plan submitted with the extent of the available land outlined.
A ‘Call for Sites’ letter was also published in The Watlington Times on 15th June 2016.
The deadline for submissions was Friday 20th July 2016 and the Steering Group undertook an assessment of each of the available submitted sites against a range of criteria in order to determine their suitability for development.
Initial Questionnaire on ‘Planning for the Future’ (closed February 2016)
An initial questionnaire was sent to every household in the parish to obtain a range of information, including what is valued about living in Pyrton Parish, potential development options, identifying deficiencies in existing services, facilities and infrastructure and ways of improving them.