South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan - Pre-submission consultation

The South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan has been written to respond to the concerns of local people about how we will deal with development and change over the next fifteen years. It is now in draft form and before it is submitted to Lambeth and Southwark Councils, local residents and workers are being asked to answer a number of key questions on the plan so the neighbourhood forum can understand the level of support the plan has.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer as many of the following questions as possible. If you have any queries or other comments about the plan you can get in touch with the forum’s secretary Ben Stephenson by email: bstephenson@wearewaterloo.co.uk.  Further information is available at www.sowneighbours.org where a copy of the draft plan is also available to download.  The consultation runs from 16 November 2016 to 20 January 2017.
To view the full policies, click on the link in the title of each question.

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* 1. Green Infrastructure, Open Space and Air Quality: Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements

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More green space is needed in the area
Developers should replace any green space that they build on
Developers should make at least half of any flat roof ‘green’
Developers should provide extra outside space for building tenants
Developers should minimise the impact of construction on the surrounding area
Developers should include places for the general public to sit
Developers should provide details of their planting plans at an early stage
Developers should make sure designs are ‘water sensitive’ to reduce localised flooding
Developers should financially compensate communities where construction temporarily reduces access to green space
Developers should replace all trees lost during construction
Sites awaiting development should be made available for community growing or sports pitches
Specific areas of green space should be designated ‘not for development’

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* 2. Housing: Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements

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Housing should be prioritised for low-to-middle income people working within the neighbourhood
Housing should be prioritised for older people from the area wishing to ‘downsize’ to smaller accommodation
Housing should be prioritised for elderly people in need of live-in care
Some smaller flats with communal facilities are acceptable if they create truly affordable housing
I would support more co-operative (tenant managed) housing being built in the community
I would support more co-housing (shared housing) being built in the community
I would support more housing developments delivered by a local Community Land Trust

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* 3. Development Management: Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements

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I would support the building of further hotels only where they benefit the local community e.g. through local employment, community use of facilities etc

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* 4. Retail and Work: Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
There is a need for affordable and/or temporary shop units for young and independent businesses in the area
Lower Marsh should develop to include more night time uses such as restaurants
There is a need for more office space in the area, particularly which is flexible and affordable
Lower Marsh Market should be supported to grow

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* 5. Social Infrastructure and Culture: please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.

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I consider that Leake Street, linking York Road to Lower Marsh, should be preserved exclusively as a graffiti area
I would support the protection of specific buildings in the area because of the importance of the activities which go on inside

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* 6. Streetscape and Transport: Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.

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There is a need to create quieter walking routes through less polluted parts of the area
There is a need for more signage in the area to help people find their way around
Funding from developers should be used to maintain local parks, community buildings and services
The local community should decide the priorities for financial investment in the neighbourhood

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* 7. Projects
The aspirations of the neighbourhood plan will be delivered through local projects and the neighbourhood plan has collected some of these.  We would like to hear your ideas for improving the area or you can support the ideas already put forward. What projects would you support under the following themes and why?

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* 8. Any other comments about the South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan?
(You should use this section to record any general comments you have about the plan's policies, guidance etc)

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* 9. ABOUT YOU: What is your connection to the area? (tick all that apply)

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* 10. How many years have you had a connection to the area?

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* 11. How old are you?

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* 12. How would you describe your ethnicity? (Select one)

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* 13. How would you describe your gender identity? (Select one)

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* 14. Are your day to day activities limited due to a physical or learning disability or health problem? (Select one)

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* 15. Which of these best describes what you’re doing at present? (Select one)

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* 16. Please provide contact information if you would like us to stay in touch with you about the neighbourhood plan:

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