St John Village Neighbourhood Development Plan Results of 2012 Survey

These results apply to St John village only.

There was approximately 75% of dwellings’ response, which is extremely good for such a survey. (A recent survey in Millbrook had less than 15% response).


  • 98% considered traffic will increase and 93% believed this would be a significant problem for the village.
  • 63% thought that the current speed bumps etc. were not effective enough and that additional measures would be required. Chicanes and of course alternative routes were heavily favoured.


  • Evenly split over whether there really is a parking problem but 80% were against any form of parking restrictions (yellow lines etc.).
  • 62% thought that a car park would be good but no ideas were put forward.


  • Only 37% said that they used buses and 52% said they would, if the service was better.

Conservation Area

  • 89% thought that traditional building styles should be maintained.
  • 50% were in favour of infilling with 33% against and 17% don’t know.
  • 72% were against extending the village boundary with 18% don’t knows and only 9% in favour.

Affordable Homes

  • 62% said no, 29% yes and 18% don’t know.
  • 64% were in favour of encouraging more younger families to the village but conversely 67% were comfortable with the current ageing demography.

Children’s’ Play Area

  • 56% thought that we did not need a play area but this may have been influenced by the fact that only 7% had children less than 15 years of age.


  • 56% said they would use a village shop providing the prices were reasonable.
  • There was strong support for the pub taking some role in providing basics.


  • Only 7% were interested but 90% were not, 3% didn’t know!


85% used local footpaths and there were many requests for better signage and improved maintenance of surfaces, gates etc.

St John’s Lake

  • 76% did not want the lake changed in any way (except kept cleaner).
  • 62% take their car over the ford and 58% would object if the ford was closed to traffic.
  • There was general concern about the condition of the ford with many requests for improvements. A restriction to large vehicles was also heavily favoured.

Renewable Energy

  • 91% were in favour of RE but 76% were against a Wind Farm in the Parish.
  • 69% think that wind turbines would spoil the Rame Peninsula.
  • 89% support other forms of RE including Wave/Tidal/Energy from Waste and Offshore Wind.

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