During November we instigated Stage One of a Housing Needs survey for Cossington, in conjunction with Sedgemoor District Council. Response forms were delivered to all village households with the last newsletter – backed up by a well-attended stand at the St. Mary’s Church Christmas Fayre and a presentation to a Cossington Friends and Neighbours meeting.
Stage One, obtain your views on future development (both general and affordable housing) to help determine if the Parish Council should investigate getting more local control on what happens and where
Stage Two, determine the official local need for affordable housing over the next few years – an important consideration in planning policy. This is through a confidential “Expression of Needs” process between the applicant and Sedgemoor District Council.
78 completed forms were returned – about a quarter of those sent out (note: Sedgemoor usually only expect a 10% response). Over half of forms returned contained contact details. Our thanks are due to all residents who took the time and interest to take part.