Help us improve housing in Norton Canes

We want to try to influence the District Council’s decisions on allocating new sites for housing which includes looking at specialist housing for the elderly and small bungalows in the village.

To help us do that, we want your feedback.

The Parish Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan, which aims to put our community at the heart of planning for our village’s future.
 
The Plan is looking at a wide variety of topics, here are all issues being considered.
 
We know there have been a lot of homes built in Norton Canes in recent years. The population of Norton Canes as a proportion of Cannock Chase District as a whole is approximately 8% but housing delivery in the current Local Plan, including current commitments, will be nearer 21% of total District housing numbers for the period 2014 to 2028.
 
The main reason for this was the decision to allocate large areas of land for housing south of the village off Norton Hall Lane and Brownhills Road. This was partly because of restrictions elsewhere in the District including the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
 
We are strongly of the view that no major new housing development should be required by the District Council to be delivered in Norton Canes before 2028 (end of the current Local Plan period).

We also believe no further development should be required until the sports/leisure, education and public transport infrastructure for which funding has been obtained has either been delivered or projects committed.
 
The only exception is for a suitable site for a housing complex and/or small sites suitable for bungalows, both for the elderly, to be identified, enabling people needing supported living or to downsize to stay in the village.
 
This map identifies all the housing sites being promoted in the parish by landowners and developers on the District Council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). It also shows the District Council’s preferred housing sites from its recent Preferred Options document. The District is proposing to allocate two major new housing sites in the Green Belt. SH1 South of Lichfield Road A5190 for approximately 875 dwellings (Site SH1 on the map plus the former golf driving range west of Newlands Lane) and SH5 West of Hednesford Road/north of Norton Terrace for approximately 175 dwellings (Site SH5 on the map).

We want to ensure that local people can have their say on all sites put forward for major housing development.

Please complete our survey below.

We will not collect personal data as part of this survey. We ask for age and gender information to help us understand the needs of different sectors of our community. Completing this information is optional.

If you have any questions about this survey, or how we use the information collected, contact the Neighbourhood Plan Administrator at nortoncanes.neighbourhoodplan@gmail.com

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* 1. I have read the information above and consent to completing this survey

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* 2. Do you think Norton Canes should support the allocation of some new housing within the Parish?

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* 3. Do you think Norton should accommodate more or less than its eight per cent proportion of new homes?

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* 4. Have a look at the map here and let us know which, if any, of the housing sites being promoted for development would have your support.

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* 5. Would you support development of the Green Belt for housing if the project could deliver sound environmental gains and benefits to the local community?

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* 6. If any new major housing developments are given the go-ahead, do you think public transport needs improving?

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* 7. Do you think our existing sports and leisure facilities are adequate for you and your family?

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* 8. What education improvements could be made to serve the population of Norton Canes?

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* 9. What community facilities would you like to see in Norton?

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* 10. What do you think of our existing health services, do they need expanding  to meet the needs of our growing population?

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* 11. Do you think there should be a specialist housing scheme for the elderly in Norton Canes?

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* 12. Would you like to see more accommodation for the elderly such as a development small affordable bungalows?

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* 13. Please add anything else that affects you that you would like to consider when drafting the Norton Canes Neighborhood Plan

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