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Silsden consultation results set to be revealed
8:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
The results of a consultation among Silsden residents should be ready by the summer.
Silsden Town Council received about 1,000 responses to its wide-ranging survey of residents’ needs and concerns.
A sub-committee is compiling a report which will feature statistical information and a list of the most-raised issues.
Town councillor Adrian Naylor said the findings would show members which issues should be dealt with first. He added: “We can also look at the long-term strategic planning.”
The council would also decide whether the new information meant there was a need to update Silsden’s existing Parish Plan.
Alternatively the council could use the findings to begin work on a Neighbourhood Plan, a new measure contained in last year’s Localism Act.
Coun Naylor said that preparing a Neighbourhood Plan could prove expensive and time-consuming, but appeared to offer advantages over parish plans.