Online Survey

The survey takes 15 – 20 minutes to complete and must be completed as a whole. If you are using a mobile device, we suggest you turn it to landscape view.

Letter to the residents

The purpose of the Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Plan project is to mobilise the Droitwich Spa community to contribute to the future well-being of the town and its people and businesses through making planning inputs which will provide a reference point for local planning decisions, with force of law where appropriate.

The objectives are to:

  • Create a vision for all aspects of future development in Droitwich Spa, reflecting the views of the community.
  • Support (and influence) the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) and provide policies on
    • How land within the Town boundaries should be used.
    • Where new homes and offices should be built.
    • What they should look like.
    • How green spaces must be protected or enhanced.
    • How new infrastructure is handled.

Additionally, the plan may include statements reflecting additional planning considerations that are not included in statutory Neighbourhood Planning but have been highlighted as key issues by residents of the town through consultation.

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Many thanks
The Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Plan group

The Neighbourhood Plan

Q1a. In September 2018, work that had been underway on the Neighbourhood Plan was stopped. At that time a draft vision and strategic objectives were proposed. In order to move forward, we need to validate the vision and objectives. Please consider this draft Neighbourhood Plan vision statement: *

To maintain and enhance the town character while allowing sustainable development that is in line with the needs and wishes of the community.

Q1b. In addition, we have composed a list of strategic objectives which we believe should form the basics of the plan. Please consider each draft objective and select the answer which reflects your view,

Please consider each draft objective and indicate if you agree with it.

Droitwich Now and in the future

Q2a. Which of the following best describe(s) your relationship with Droitwich? *

Select as many as apply

Q2b. If you selected Other, please specify below.

Q3. In general, how much do you like or dislike Droitwich as a place to live? *

Select only one

Q4a. We would like to know which characteristics you believe contribute to the town.

Please review the list and select the column that you feel reflects your view

  Very important Quite important Not very important Nat at all important
Recreation space and Children's play areas
Green spaces within the town
Variety of building styles
Schools are easily accessible
Feeling of safety
Good level of community spirit
Good representation of age and groups in the community
Easy access to the countryside
Good retail experience
Good town parking
Charging for electric / hybrid vehicles
Other (please comment below)

Q4b. If you selected Other, please comment below

Q5a. What, if anything, worries you about the future in and around Droitwich?

Indicate as many as apply

Q5b. If you selected Other, please comment below

Facilities in Droitwich

Q6. Thinking about our community in 10-15 years' time, how important are the following within Droitwich *

Please select one answer for each question.

  Very important Quite important Not very important Not at all important Don't know
Availability of school places
Availability of medical services
Employment opportunities nearby
Open spaces for sport / recreation and playgrounds
Cycle routes
Footpaths
Public transport network
Facilities for children / young people to meet
Support and opportunities for small businesses
Allotments
Community halls
Local shops
Facilities for older people
Informal open spaces, parks, woodland, and country walks
Meeting local green targets

Traffic and Travel

Q7a. How many Petrol / Diesel motor vehicles does your household own? *

Please type a number

Q7b. How many Electric / Hybrid vehicles does your household own? *

Please type a number

Q7c. How many other vehicles does your household own? Please specify below. *

Please type a number

Q7d. If you indicated that you have Other vehicles, please specify below

Q8a. Which of the following does your household use for travel for work outside of Droitwich?

Please indicate all that apply

Q8b. Which of the following does your household use for travel for education (including with your children) outside of Droitwich?

Please indicate all that apply

Q8c. Which of the following does your household use for travel for shopping outside of Droitwich?

Please indicate all that apply

Q8d. Which of the following does your household use for travel for leisure outside of Droitwich?

Please indicate all that apply

Q8e. Which of the following does your household use for travel for medical needs outside of Droitwich?

Please indicate all that apply

Q9. How many vehicle journeys are made from your house each week *

Please select an answer

Q10. Do you have to park any vehicle on the street near your property or when going into town? *

Q11. Do you use the bus service to Worcester or further afield? *

Q12a. Which of these measures would you be in favour of being introduced in the next 10-15 years?

Indicate as many as apply

Q12b. If you selected Other, please add your comments here

Providing for younger people in Droitwich

Q13a. Do you feel there is enough for young people in Droitwich? *

Q13b. If you answered NO, what do you think is missing in Droitwich that you would like to see provided?

Please type your comments in the box

Working and owning / running a business in Droitwich

Q14a. If you own and run a business in Droitwich, please answer the following.

Select only one answer for each row.

  Very important Quite important Not very important Not at all important Don't know
Provision should be made to live/work unit
The plan should include policies to promote home working
Include polices to encourage small business parks
improve internet connection in the town

Q14b. Other

Please comment below.

Changes to the community

Q15a. In your opinion, which changes to Droitwich would most improve the community for those who live, work, study, and visit?

Indicate each option you favour.

Q15b. If there is anything you believe will help the community that is not listed, please comment below.

Housing in Droitwich

Q16. Which of the following types of accommodation, if any, do you think Droitwich needs:

  Need a lot more Need a few more Need no more Don't know
Flats / Apartments
Bungalows
1/2 bedroom starter / affordable homes
2/3 bedroom homes
3/4 bedroom homes
5+ bedroom homes
Specialist accommodation for disabled people
Care homes
About you

Q17. If new homes are built in the town what size of development would you prefer

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
Large development of more than 25 homes
Mid-size development of 10-25 homes
Small development of less than 10 homes
Infill only - no multi home devlopments

Q18a. Please select the answer which reflects your view about any future development in the town.

  Very important Quite important Not very important Not at all important Don't know
New development must not adversely affect any distinctive views
Safeguard green spaces
Maintain footpaths and bridleways
Maintain and enhance green spaces to benefit bio-diversity
Other (please describe below)

Q18b. If you selected Other, please add a description here

Q19. Do you need to move to a different home within the town either now or within the next 5 years?

If you select the last option (no need to move), please make your selection and then go to question 23.

Q20. How many bedrooms do you need when you move?

If you answered NO to question 19, please go to question 23

Q21. Ideally what type of home are you looking for?

If you answered NO to question 19, please go to question 23

Q22a. What type of tenure do/will you need when you move?

If you answered NO to question 19, please go to question 23

Q22b. Other, please specify below.

Q23. Do you have relatives who want to move to Droitwich but cannot find suitable accommodation?

If you select NO, please make your selection and then go to question 29.

Q24a. What is your relationship to the relatives that want to move to Droitwich?

If you selected NO to the last question, please go to question 29.

Q24b. Other, please specify below

Q25a. What best describes your relative's need for moving to Droitwich?

Q25b. Other, please specify below

Q26a. What type of home are your relatives looking for?

Q26b. Other, please specify below

Q27. How many bedrooms do your relatives need?

Q28a. What type of tenure are your relatives looking for?

Q28b. Other, please specify

Q29. Do you think new developments in Droitwich should be carbon neutral and use renewable energy by default?

About you

Q30. Please enter your postcode *

Q31. What type of accommodation are you currently in? *

Q32. How many bedrooms? *

Q33. What type of tenure do you have? *

Q34 Please indicate the number of occupants at your current address within the following age ranges

  0 1 2 3 4 5 or more
Under 5
5 to 11
12 to 18
19 to 40
41 to 65
Over 65

Q35. How long have you lived in Droitwich? *

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey which will help the Neighbourhood Planning Group to understand the needs and opinions of people in Droitwich Spa.