The draft Vision for the Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan is as follows:

'In 2031, new housing developments in Billingshurst are attractive and blend into the locality, whilst offering a balance of accommodation to meet all needs. Great public spaces, effective off-road parking, properties maximising renewable energy sources, promoting sustainability and efficiency. The synergy that comes from the inclusive community and physical infrastructure will make Billingshurst work well for everyone. Medical facilities will meet the needs of the residents, schools will have ample pupil spaces and leisure, sport and play opportunities will encourage healthy living. A thriving arts and cultural life will offer visitors and residents alike a wide choice of activities.
Flooding will be controlled, green spaces will be protected and movement around the area will be enjoyable and easily managed. Cycling and walking will be encouraged and promoted, car use, congestion and pollution reduced. Historically, Billingshurst has been at a vital crossroads and continues to provide excellent road, rail and bus access, coupled with ample and convenient parking for a range of local shops offering comprehensive services. Fast broadband is available throughout the area, existing businesses continue to provide local employment and there is a range of business opportunities for others, particularly 'start-ups'. The communities of Adversane, Coneyhurst and Five Oaks continue to develop their own distinct heritage and contribute to the well-being of the parish, whilst enjoying the support of the larger settlement of Billingshurst.'

* 1. Do you think this is an appropriate vision for Billingshurst parish?

* 2. Can the Vision be improved?

* 3. Objective One of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Contribute to the district-wide housing requirement and provide for the housing needs of the Parish, including housing that addresses the needs of younger and older residents.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 4. Objective Two of the Neighbourhood Plan is: To ensure new housing reflects the high quality local vernacular in the parish in terms of building styles and materials.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 5. Objective Three of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Ensure that the provision of local facilities and infrastructure is adequate for future residents.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 6. Objective Four of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Strengthen, support and promote local economic activity applying to all retail, industrial, commercial and professional activities in the parish.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 7. Objective Five of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Improve transport and movement, in particular through non-car modes, specifically ensuring there is a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists as well as motorists.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 8. Objective Six of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Ensure that development is sensitively designed to be attractive, to minimise flood risk, mitigate climate change, promote biodiversity and reduce our carbon footprint.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

* 9. Objective Seven of the Neighbourhood Plan is: Protect green spaces of value to the community and maintain a high quality natural and historic environment, in particular protecting buildings of local historic interest.
Is this an important objective for the Plan?

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