Results of Resident Survey 

Following requests by a member of the public for access to the full set of results of the questionnaire we have reproduced them in the attached link. However given that there are over 90 pages of results, graphs and comments, the NP team have also provided a summary of the main findings which were also presented at an open day in the Community Centre on November 6th. These are reproduced below

Neighbourhood Plan Survey Results

Summary of Main Findings

HOUSING:- There was a strong preference for small scale developments both in terms of housing and businesses. If new houses are necessary then there was a strong preference for affordable and small(2 – 3 bedroom) propoerties.
Of the possible development sites there was wide range of opinions and site 3 (behind the Stradbroke playing fields) was preferred overall.

Map of Development Sites           Housing Charts                Public Comments

TRANSPORT:- 
VOLUME OF TRAFFIC
A traffic survey though the village has shown that the daily flow of traffic is in excess of 3500 vehicles, mostly during daylight hours, which represents about 10 cars per minute or one every 6 seconds. This is substantially greater than most small rural villages.

PARKING
The majority of residents have sufficient parking at home either off-road or adjacent to their home. The main parking issues are around congestion points in the village (see below)

ROAD JUNCTIONS
The two main junctions at Wilby Rd/New St and Queen St/Church St are both causes of traffic congestion and potential sources of accidents since they are both in the centre of the village and heavily used by pedestrians and children on route to school.

SCHOOLS
The two schools within the village are critical congestion points at two periods in the day as parents bring their children to school by car. In particular, the primary school on Queen St, which has no off road parking for vehicles, suffers severe traffic jams at both the start and end of the school day.
Transport Charts                Public Comments

AMENITIES:-
In answer to the question "What would encourage you to shop more frequently in Stradbroke?" 5 main issues were identified:
Local produce, A Co-op, More choice, Lower prices and Parking. The requests for these were regularly repeated throughout the questionnaires

In response to the question "How important are Local Shops and Amenities" 
85% of the respondents said that local shops and the Post Office were very important
The most important amenity in the Village is the Community Centre followed by the Swim and Fitness Centre. 

The introduction of a dentist in the village was also consider very important by 80% of the respondents

The youth questionnaire also identified the importance of Swimming, After School Clubs, and Football as important facilities and the two top "desires" are a Cinema and a Zip Wire
Amenities Charts                 Youth Questionnaire                   Public Comments

HERITAGE:- 
IMPORTANCE OF OFF-ROAD PARKING
335 (97%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered the importance of providing garaging/off-road parking. 98% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important. We can learn from previous mistakes such as Ash Plough where cars litter the roads outside properties causing, not only inconvenience for home owners parking their own cars, but degradation of the street scene.
VEHICULAR ACCESS
323 (94%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered having vehicular access, parking and turning areas not dominating the frontage of housing. 75% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important.
THE SIZE OF GARDENS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS
315 (92%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered the importance of suitably sized gardens on new developments. 84% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important.
PRESERVING OLD ORCHARDS
312 (91%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered the importance of preserving old orchards. 87% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important.
TRADITIONAL BUILDING MATERIALS
329 (96%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered materials used on new developments should be traditional. 85% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important traditional building materials are used wherever possible.
IMPORTANCE OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
323 (94%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered traditional Suffolk architecture was important in designs. 85% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important. It is therefore likely the plan will develop a suitable policy to ensure new development looks right for the village
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
321 (93%) people responded in the questionnaire to express their views on whether they considered having renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels are street facing. 78% of those who responded considered it to have some importance to very important that these modern features should not be street facing.

The following were all considered of some importance by over 90% of the responents
Vehicular Access, The size of Gardens for new developments, Preserving old Orchards, Traditional Building Materials, Importance of Traditional Architecture and Renewable Energy Sources
Heritage Charts  (There were no public comments)

ECONOMY:- 
EMPLOYMENT
Over 50% of respondents are retired, 35% travel over 10 miles to work, 13% travel over 40 miles and local firms find it difficult to recruit staff

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND BROADBAND
Both services rated poorly by businesses and individuals
They are a barrier to business growth
There are limiting opportunities for home working
Young people have difficulty with homework and studies
Most people would support a new phone mast (with caveats)

NEW BUSINESS
Over 60% would encourage new business development across all sectors
Over 90% want to see more retail facilities
A large number of comments in support of a Co-op
Some concern over increased traffic, noise and smells
Economy Charts                  Public Comments                Images of Mobile Phone Masts

Views to Preserve or Improve:
In addition to presenting the results of the questionnaires a variety of views of Stradbroke were on display to illustrate the character of the village. We deliberately left many gaps for visitors to fill in with their suggestions asking "What image of Stradbroke do we want these pictures to represent in the plan"

Views on Display                   Public Comments