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WHAT YOU THINK OF SWANLEY

1. What do you feel are the strengths or positive features of our community?

Not Valued Highly 1234Highly valued 5
Open and green spaces
The rural character of the neighbourhood
Local wildlife and habitats
Sense of community
Friendly and safe environment
Our schools
Places of worship
Access to the countryside
Cycling facilities (paths/parking)
Something else? Please write it below and score it: here

2. What do you feel are the weaknesses or negative features of our community? Please tick all the things that concern you.

Not a concern 1234A big concern 5
Pedestrian safety
Car parking
Volume of traffic
Speed of traffic
Air Pollution
Light Pollution
Something else? Please write it below and score it: here

3. Community Infrastructure in Swanley

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Community Facilities (Centres/Halls)
Health
Indoor and outdoor children’s play provision facilities
Indoor and outdoor Sports facilities
Schools and Further education facilities

4. Which of the following Swanley Amenities do you use?

OftenSometimesRarelyNever
The Olympic
Swanley Village Green
White Oak Leisure Centre
The Alexandra Suite
Recreation Grounds
Swanley Link (Library
Netball and Tennis facilities
Swanley Park
Something else? Please write it below and score it here

THE FUTURE OF SWANLEY

Tell us what you think of the following statement about a vision for the future of Swanley:

AgreeDisagree
“Swanley will accommodate change up to 2035 that retains and improves its environment and semi-rural setting and provides benefits for and sustains its community, its people, its facilities and heritage”

5. Future Development in Swanley: Green Belt and Green Spaces

Thinking about our green spaces and open areas (some of which is Green Belt) around Swanley, please respond to the following statement

Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
All Green Belt, green spaces and open areas should be protected from development and its impact

6. Future Development in Swanley: High Rise Development

7. Future Development in Swanley: High Rise Development

Up to 3 storeys4 storeys5 storeys6 storeys7 storeys8 storeys9 storeys10 storeys11 storeys

Up to 3 storeys4 storeys5 storeys6 storeys7 storeys8 storeys9 storeys10 storeys11 storeys

8. We know that what is regarded as affordable is very open to argument. By “affordable housing” we mean housing that is available for sale orrent at less than full market value in this area. To what extent do you agree with the following statement?

Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrrongly disagreeNo opinion
All housing developments (irrespective of their size) should have 40% affordable housing

9. Future Homes in Swanley

Swanley will have to accommodate new housing development in the future because Central Government demands it. Tell us what you think about future housing development in Swanley.

Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrrongly disagree
There is a need for new homes in Swanley

One Bed flatsTwo Bed flatsThree Bed flatsHomes that are accessible for those with disabilitiesTwo bedroom housesThree bedroom housesFour bedroom housesCare HomeRetirement or sheltered housingBungalowsAsssisted Living homes for older residents

10. The number of homes provide on a hectare of land is called “density”. Swanley’s has been low in the past and current Sevenoaks policy is 40 homes per hectare (ha). This is proposed to increase to 60 homes per hectare on average across the district to enable a flexible approach to address housing needs. What do you think housing density in Swanley should be? Please tick your preference below

30 dwellings per ha40 dwellings per ha50 dwellings per ha60 dwellings per ha

11. Some residents are concerned about road safety throughout Swanley. What should be done to help?

Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
Deter cars from using the town centre
Create new cycle paths and footpath for cyclists and pedestrians
Provide an all routes access to the A20 bypass at the Birchwood end of Swanley
Deter articulated lorries from Country Lanes in Swanley

12. Access to the natural environment

YESNO
Are you satisfied that you have sufficient access to the countryside?
If no, please indicate all of the things that are preventing access:
Lack of signage or information boards
The state or condition of paths
Lack of footpaths
Lack of cycle paths
Inaccessible because of stiles or gates

13. Swanley Town Centre

Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
There is a need for new shops in Swanley Town Centre

Takeaway foodPubs and BarsRestaurantsFood/grocery retail
If new shops were to be provided, which types of shops would you prefer to see? Please tick all the types of shops you think are needed

YESNO
Do you think that there is currently sufficient car parking in the Town Centre?

14. Employment and Business in Swanley

YESNO
Do you think Swanley needs more employment and business space
Do you think that there should be more employment spaces (e.g. offices/workshops) provided in Swanley?
Do you think that spaces above shops should be made available for housing?
Do you support the provision of additional leisure and business visitor accommodation within Swanley?

15. Any other comments

ABOUT YOU

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16. TRAVEL

CarBusCycleWalkTaxiTrainMotorcycle
What mode of travel do you use to get to shops in Swanley?
If you go to work, how do you get there?
What is your main mode of transport for social, domestic and pleasure activities?

17. Housing Need

What type of housing are you in now and what type of housing will your household require in the future between now and 2035? Please also consider if a member of your household is likely to need a home of their own in Swanley by 2035. If you think they will, please include their needs as a separate entry to your own in the column titled “In the future”.

Owned (NOW)Rented (NOW)Owned (IN THE FUTURE)Rented (IN THE FUTURE)
Flat
Maisonette
Bungalow (detached)
Bungalow (semi-detached or terraced)
Fixed mobile home
Detached house
Semi-detached house
Terraced house Supported/sheltered/assisted housing
Care home

Size of home

Owned (NOW)Rented (NOW)Owned (IN THE FUTURE)Rented (IN THE FUTURE)
Home for one or two people
Home for three to five people
Home for more than six people

18. Your details and staying in touch

MaleFemale
Your sex

Under 1818 – 3030 – 4041 – 5051 – 6061 – 7070+
Your age

YesNo
Please use my details to keep me informed

EmailPostPhone
If yes please tick contact preference

If you are happy to help us with developing the Neighbourhood Plan – for example, by taking part in a discussion group on a particular subject, please indicate your area of interest below.

19. If you are happy to help us with developing the Neighbourhood Plan – for example by taking part in a discussion group on a particular subject, please indicate your area of interest below:

Our community and its natural environment
Transport
Working and employment
Community Health and education Facilities
Housing
Conservation and Heritage
Recreation

Thank You

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