INFORMATION:
The Town Council is preparing a Town and Community Plan for implementation between 2017 and 2022. Your help in guiding the direction of the plan would be much appreciated. A copy of the proposed plan is available online at www.welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk or from the Tourist Information Centre. You can complete this survey online via our web site or take a few minutes to help us by answering the questions below? Thank you.

* 1. Where do you live?

* 2. Which age range do you fall into?

* 3. Where do you go shopping most regularly?

* 4. Do you speak Welsh?

* 5. Do you have a car or van in your household?

* 6. Can you drive a car or van?

* 7. Where is your place of work?

* 8. Please indicate which Renewable Energy Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
To oppose any large scale wind farm development that would lead to a 400kv pylon line.
To oppose any large scale solar farm development that would lead to a 400kv pylon line.
To support local renewable energy schemes within new homes.
The Town Council will seek a review of Welsh Government guidelines on wind farm development (TAN8) by lobbying the Welsh Government

* 9. Please indicate what you think of the following Polices on land allocation (Your Suggestion)

* 10. Please indicate which projects you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
Provision of a tennis court for the town.
A pelican crossing by the Town Hall linked to the Cross traffic lights
Altering the one way system to bring Brook Street back to two way traffic
Altering the one way system to provide a single lane of traffic up Broad Street/High Street
Provision of a full hourly train service on the Shrewsbury Aberystwyth Railway line
Improved disabled provision at Welshpool Main Line Station (i.e. lifts)
Provision of a bus station in the Berriew Street car park in the area behind the public toilets
Provision of safe cycling routes between the schools with publicity
Provision of a new CCTV system with the town Police
Re-opening of the Montgomeryshire Canal from Welshpool to the main Midlands network
Re-opening of the Montgomeryshire Canal from Welshpool to Newtown
A nature reserve alongside the canal in Pool Quay and or the Belan to support the re-opening of the Canal
Connection from Salop Road to Little Henfaes Drive via a new footbridge over the canal by the petrol filling station in Salop Road
Refurbishment of the Courtroom to provide an interactive attraction with grant aid
Refurbishment of the Motte and Bailey Castle including the Victoria Bowling Club and WLLR transfer docks with grant aid
Promotion of a street market (very limited at present)
Service delivery – protection of the youth service and youth club in Welshpool (take over the service from Powys County Council if under threat)
Service delivery – protection of the Library (take over the service from Powys County Council if under threat)
Service delivery – protection of the Town and local bus services serving Welshpool (take over from Powys County Council if under
The preparation and delivery of an ‘access for all plan’ (for disabled and visually impaired access)
To remove trunk road (arterial) status of Salop Road and Berriew Street/Road and introduce trunk road status for Severn Street from the station to the Cross

* 11. Please indicate which Residential Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will support development of sites for residential development identified in the Local Development Plan
The Town Council will support the development of sites for affordable housing
The Town Council will support the inclusion of affordable homes within private developments but only to a level where the site is viable

* 12. Please indicate which Industrial and Business Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will support commercial and industrial uses on the existing industrial estates at Buttington Enterprise Park, Seve
The Town Council will resist any loss of industrial zoned land other than in exceptional circumstances
The Town Council will support the development of Mid Wales Airport in particular with regard to increased services

* 13. Please indicate which Town Centre Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will support all uses for upper floors of premises in the shopping area and in particular uses which bring life to the Town Centre
The Town Council will when considering any application within the Town Centre will take into account the conservation area
The Town Council will only support a change of use from shop use in Broad Street where it can be clearly demonstrated that all efforts have been made to seek a retail tenantThe Town Council will only support a change of use from shop use in Broad Street where it can be clearly demonstrated that all efforts h
The Town Council will seek grant aid and support from Powys County Council to improve the environment of the Town Centres main streets.
The Town Council will support shop uses in Berriew Street/Severn Street/Church Street and High Street but also other uses when shops become vacant
The Town Council will support a change of use from commercial to residential in the High Street and Mount Street areas
The Town Council will consider existing restaurant/cafe uses when considering any new premises for such uses
The Town Council will support the development of a hotel/motel within the Town Centre.
Safer walking routes between the new schools (in particular Salop Road to the High School area)
The Town Council will oppose any further out of town retail development
The Town Council will support an extension to retail activity at Coed-y Dina and the Old Station.

* 14. Please indicate which Parking Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council supports the retention of all three main Powys County Council car parks at Church Street (both sides of the road), Berriew Street and Seven Stars Road
The Town Council supports the introduction of 1 hours free parking in all the Town’s car parks

* 15. Please indicate which Tourism Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council is committed to continuing to provide a Tourist Information Centre with the full service within Welshpool as the gateway to Wales
The Town Council will continue to promote tourism via the Visit Welshpool web site and through booklets, maps and events
The Town Council will work with all interested groups, the Welsh Government and other agencies to bring into effect the re-opening of the Montgomeryshire Canal along its full length
The Town Council will support the provision of public toilets within the Town Centre for both tourists and local residents alike
The Town Council will support safe cycling routes along with producing maps and information to support this

* 16. Please indicate which General Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the town and its streets are kept tidy, litter free as well as keeping verges and hedges tidy
The Town Council will support any actions to reduce alcohol drinking on the streets (except outside the existing pubs)
The Town Council supports the opening of the Welshpool Re-cycling Centre 7 days a week
The Town Council supports the development of a waste incineration in an appropriate location
The Town Council will work with the Local Police in actions to tackle anti-social behaviour including provision of a CCTV system
The Town Council will support the provision of all levels of care locally including support for the local hospital
The Town Council will support the provision of as many services as possible locally and emergency care at Shrewsbury Hospital
The Town Council will support the introduction of parking permits schemes for residents within Welshpool

* 17. Please indicate which Leisure Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will support play provision within the Town in each ward through the provision of playgrounds and open spaces
The Town Council will seek to achieve through the planning system at least 6 acres of open space for each 1,000 (or part thereof ) of population
The Town Council will seek to provide extra allotment space as evidenced by demand
The Town Council will support a range of events agreed by the Town Council in November of each year

* 18. Please indicate which Access for all Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Town Council will seek a solution to the parking on the pavement issue at the Catholic Church in Mount Street
The Town Council will support any improvements in provision for wheelchair uses along with prams and pushchairs around Town
The Town Council will support schemes which give better access for the disabled into shops, banks etc.
To seek to ensure that all dropped kerbs in Welshpool are accessed level from the road surfaces
The Town Council will take forward a scheme of improvement for the visually impaired including colour coding street furniture and the creation of clear pathways (free of obstructions)

* 19. Please indicate which The Belan and Pool Quay Polices you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

  Yes No Unsure
The Council will keep under review the speed limits on the A458 though the Belan and Pool Quay
The Town Council will seek to provide and maintain bus shelters at designated points at both communities and keep them in good order
The Town Council will visit each area quarterly and carry out any repairs or street cleaning required following such visits

* 20. Please indicate any other projects or policies you think are right to take forward during the life the plan 2017-2022)

Thank you.

R A Robinson FRICS FILCM
Town Clerk
June 2017
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