We hope by now you have heard of the Neighbourhood Plan for the parishes of Botesdale, Rickinghall Inferior and Rickinghall Superior, which was launched earlier this year. The Neighbourhood Plan is being drawn up by residents working with your parish councillors. Once adopted, the Plan will help to guide any future development in the Parishes, as well as helping us protect what we like about the community, so we want everyone to have input into this important document.

If you live in Botesdale or Rickinghall, you will have received a combined Household Survey and Housing Needs Survey through your letterbox. This survey is specifically for businesses we’ve identified as operating within the villages. If there are issues you feel strongly about which are not included, there is space at the end of the questionnaire to mention these.

* 1. What is the name of your business?

* 2. Which of the following categories best describes your business?

* 3. How long has your business been established?

* 4. How many staff does your business employ full-time? See below for part-time.

* 5. How many staff does your business employ part-time?

* 6. How many of your staff live in Botesdale or Rickinghall?

* 7. What type of business do you operate?

* 8. Is your business carried out from…

* 9. Why are you located in Botesdale/Rickinghall? Please tick as many as apply.

* 10. How do you rate Botesdale/Rickinghall as a place to operate a business from?

* 11. Are there any constraints on operating your business in Botesdale/Rickinghall?

* 12. In your opinion, what would encourage businesses to locate in Botesdale/Rickinghall? Please give details below.

* 13. How would you like to see Botesdale/Rickinghall develop over the next 20 years? Please give details below.

* 14. What support/encouragement can we give businesses through the Neighbourhood Plan? Please give details below.

* 15. If you have anything further to add, please comment in the space below:


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

Published by Botesdale and Rickinghall Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.