Vision for Overton (Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire)

The Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Local Plan is being re-written and as a result the Overton Neighbourhood Plan will be reviewed. We are asking you to complete this questionnaire as fully as you can because your answers will help guide the development of the revised Neighbourhood Plan and define the policies.

Please ask everyone in your household to complete the questionnaire including younger residents who may need some assistance. It is very important that we get the views of as many people in the village as possible across all ages. Paper copies of the questionnaire have been circulated in News & Views and are available from the parish office - contact clerk@overtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or 01256 771919.

This questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete.

The consultation will finish on 31st July 2022.

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* 1. What things are most important to you about living in Overton?

  Very Important Fairly Important Not Important
1 The countryside around the village
2 History of the buildings and traditional feel of the village
3 Sense of community
4 Views within the village
5 Views from the village to the countryside
6 Sports facilities
7 Clubs, societies & church communities
8 Local shops and businesses
9 Pubs and restaurants
10 Coffee shops and cafes
11 Takeaways
12 Green spaces in the village
13 Footpaths in the village and to the surrounding countryside
14 Good access to major roads
15 Access to the railway network
16 Access to the bus network
17 Other things

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* 2. If there is a particular view or place that is special to you, tell us about it here.

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* 3. What do you consider to be the most important criteria for choosing sites for new housing?

  Very Important Fairly Important Not Important
1 Good vehicular access and road capacity
2 Landscape quality of the site itself
3 The impact of a development on the surrounding countryside
4 Loss of food producing land
5 Proximity to the village centre
6 Environmental constraints such as losing trees and hedges, risk of flooding, biodiversity, formal designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SINC)
7 Proximity to public transport
8 Proximity to community facilities
9 Impact on the skyline from the village centre
10 Creating green space within a new development
11 Creating large buffer zones/wildlife corridors between sites

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* 4. Thinking about new housing, what do you think about the following?

  Strongly Agree Agree Don't have a view Disagree Strongly Disagree
1 We will need more homes that do, or could, cater for the needs of elderly people
2 We should encourage the sale of some plots for self-build
3 We want variety in terms of size, materials, roof height and pitch. Proposals for developments where all the houses are more or less the same should be discouraged
4 All new buildings (and major renovations) should be environmentally sustainable and efficiently built
5 To reduce the use of land, large four-storey apartment blocks should be built
6 We should encourage renewable energy, such as photovoltaic panels
7 New homes should not be fitted with gas or oil boilers
8 New homes should have grey water recycling
9 New houses should have sufficient gardens and public access green space
10 New houses should have sufficient parking

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* 5. What more do you think we should be doing to move towards producing renewable energy within Overton and the local area?

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* 6. How many years have you lived in the village?

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* 7. How long do you intend to stay in the village?

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* 8. What size of house do you think should be built in the village to support future need (tick all that apply)?

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* 9. What types of of housing should be built in the village to support future need (tick any that apply)?

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* 10. Thinking about getting around, what do you think about the following?

  Agree Don't have a view Disagree
1 I would to pay to park in the Overton Hill car park if lighting was provided and the surface was improved
2 I would pay for parking at the station if lighting was provided and the surface was improved
3 The road surface, pavement and lighting around the station should be improved
4 The village needs more public Electric Vehicle rapid charging points
5 The speed limits on routes to school and in the village centre should be reduced to 20mph to improve safety

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* 11. Do you commute to work? 

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* 12. If yes, how far do you travel?

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* 13. Do you use public transport?

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* 14. If yes, what do you use it for?

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* 15. Which form of public transport do you use?

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* 16. Tell us how we could increase the use of bicycles in and around the village:

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* 17. Do you have an Electric Vehicle? 

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* 18. If NO, do you plan to get one in the next?

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* 19. There is a village shuttle bus (number 74) that travels around the village on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings

  Yes No
If the number 74 bus ran every weekday would you use it?
Would you like the number 74 bus to include new developments/more of the village?
Do you have mobility issues?
Do you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter or care for someone who does?

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* 20. Is there anything else you want to say about getting around?

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* 21. Are you?

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* 22. Have you been?

  Yes No
Employed by a business or self-employed and based in Overton? 
Working from home during the pandemic?  Yes  No

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* 23. If you have been working from home, will you?

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* 24. Communications

  Never Rarely Occasionally Frequently Always
Have you been impacted by poor mobile signal in the village?
Have you been impacted by poor Broadband in the village?

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* 25. Generally speaking, do you feel safe in Overton?

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* 26. Do you use the shops and facilities in the village?

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* 27. If you shop/eat/drink in the village, which shops do you use and how often do you use them?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Occasionally Never
1 Bakery
2 Butchers
3 Greengrocers
4 Deli
5 Co-op
6 Hair/Beauty
7 Gift shops
8 Clothes shops
9 Wine shop
10 Pharmacy
11 Spar
12 Florist
13 Bathroom shop
14 Charity Shop
15 Dry cleaners
16 Estate Agents
17 Travel Agents
18 Pet shop
19 Pubs and restaurants
20 Coffee shops and cafes
21 Takeaways
22 Library
23 Public toilets
24 Other

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* 28. Would you use other shops and services if they were available?

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* 29. Do you use home delivery and if so, how often?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Occasionally Never
Groceries (supermarkets)
Other deliveries – Amazon/eBay etc

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* 30. Thinking about how we enjoy our leisure time, what do you think about the following?

  Strongly agree Agree Don't have a view Disagree Strongly disagree
1 We should do more to provide facilities for young people
2 I would be prepared to support/help to fund major improvements at the swimming pool
3 We need facilities for more sports/activities
4 If there were circular walking routes advertised, would you use them?
5 I value the clubs and societies within the village
6 I would value a safe area where children could learn to ride a bicycle

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* 31. What further facilities do you think it would be nice to have for young people?

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* 32. Are there any sports and activities that require additional facilities within the village?

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* 33. Are there any clubs and societies you would like to see introduced in the village?

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* 34. I live in this road…

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* 35. My age is?

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* 36. If you can think of anything else that would be beneficial to people living in Overton – please use the box below.  You can also use this extra space to expand on any of your other answers.

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