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Burpham Neighbourhood Forum Urges Locals To Have Their Say

Published on: 5 May, 2013
Updated on: 9 May, 2013

Burpham buzz1scalelogoBurpham residents can help shape future development in their local area through the borough’s first neighbourhood forum.

People who live, work or study in Burpham have until Friday, May 10, to comment on future developments in the Guildford ward.

Anyone over the age of 14, who lives, works or studies in Burpham can complete a neighbourhood survey. The survey allows people to comment on areas such as leisure and employment facilities, traffic and transport, education, housing and the environment, and specifically how they would like to see land being used for the next 15 years.

Forum volunteers have been busy delivering surveys to the 2,500 households within the ward and also approaching the many small businesses that are based in the area. So far 165 surveys have been returned, both paper copies and via the online survey form.

The vice-chairman of the of Burpham Neighbourhood Forum, Andy White, said: “It is really important that people who live and work in Burpham have their say, so that all of their ideas can be included as we move to the next stage of the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan.”

The forum adds that it is clear from local interest in the recent Aldi planning application for the Green Man site that many residents are passionate about their locality and the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan is a really positive way to influence any future development in the area.

Burpham Neighbourhood Forum is always open to new members who are interested and anyone who would like more information, or would like to complete the survey can visit the website: or telephone Jim Allen, technical coordinator on 01483 574138.

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Responses to Burpham Neighbourhood Forum Urges Locals To Have Their Say

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Now reaching 200 replies as at 23:08 7/5/13.

  2. Andy White Reply

    May 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Come on Burpham, tell us what you want for the future of Burpham. Will you or your family need school places, jobs, homes?

    Many of your neighbours have told us what they think/need already and thanks very much to them, but we want everyone’s ideas.

  3. Jim Allen Reply

    May 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Survey numbers have reached 330 plus and we have decided to allow a further week for those who have been away on holiday so final closing date is now 17th May 2013.

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