Histon and Impington Parish Council have recently appointed Enventure Research to conduct a consultation to gather useful feedback and opinions from residents to help formulate its Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan will set out the community’s vision for the area over the next 15 years and put policies in place to help deliver that vision, grant planning permission for developments and make other improvements in the area.
The consultation will begin with a series of five focus groups with people who live, work and study in the villages. The groups will be conducted by Enventure Research’s skilled moderators and will cover topics including current views of the neighbourhood, opinions on future developments and likes and dislikes about life in the villages.
The findings from the focus groups will then inform the development of a quantitative questionnaire for the second phase of the consultation. The questionnaire will be posted to approximately 3,500 households and 100 businesses within the villages. Additional questionnaires will be made available at community locations and residents will also have the option to participate online.
All findings will be presented in a comprehensive research report which will include recommendations to inform the development of the Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan.