‘We want to hear from under-45s for survey’

Winslow Town Council building,High Street.'110126M-D199
Winslow Town Council building,High Street.'110126M-D199
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WINSLOW Town Council has had a phenomenal response to its questionnaire, which is designed to feed into the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.

WINSLOW Town Council has had a phenomenal response to its questionnaire, which is designed to feed into the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.

Town councillors delivered the questionnaires by hand to all 2,000 homes in Winslow, and so far about 700 have been returned, from about 30 per cent of homes.

The Vale of Aylesbury Plan is to be the new planning policy document for the district.

Last week, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) launched a major public consultation to find out what local people, community groups, parish and town councils and other organisations think is the right level of new housing and jobs in the Vale over the next 20 years.

The consultation documents can be downloaded at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call 01296 585439 for a paper copy. Comments must be in by January 26.

Winslow Town Council was due to discuss the results of its own survey on Thursday night.

Mayor Llew Monger told the Advertiser the majority of people who responded supported further development of between 200 and 400 new homes in the town, and there is massive support for the creation of local jobs.

But he said the majority of responses were from the over-55 age bracket, with only 13 per cent from under-45s, who will be the part of community most affected over the next 20 years.

He urged younger residents to complete the town’s survey online at www.winslowtowncouncil.gov.uk or collect a spare form from the town council office.