General Residential Survey

On behalf of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group we are pleased to invite you to respond to our General Residential Survey which includes an opportunity to win Co-op vouchers courtesy of our local store. Each survey submitted will be entered into a free prize draw, which will be drawn on the 4th January at the Council offices before the full Council meeting at 7:15pm. You could win £100 of shopping vouchers for an online application or £50 of vouchers for a paper entry.

Do remember your answers should take into consideration the 15 year lifetime of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan.

Click here or the image just below to start or click here for some help and guidance on the question types.

It is a legal requirement of the Neighbourhood Plan process that every West Mersea resident be given the opportunity to state their views; have the chance to say how they would like their local environment to look in the future; and comment on what they regard as important for the development of our town. 

The earlier Housing Needs Survey and the Sports and Recreation Study covered specific sections of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan. Within the next few weeks a Business Questionnaire will also be available for all businesses to have their say on future developments.

A West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan will reflect YOUR views, the residents of West Mersea, and will, once adopted, carry legal weight within the planning system. This will ultimately form part of the Colchester Borough Council Local Plan. It is therefore important to the future of West Mersea that as many residents as possible complete this survey.

The information we collect regarding personal data will remain confidential and will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. West Mersea Town Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. Your answers will only be used for research purposes to inform the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan or any other relevant Development Plan Documents. If you have any queries in relation to this survey please contact

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is a community based committee, chaired by the Mayor and made up of residents and town councillors. If you would like to know more, click this link to the Neighbourhood Plan page and please do come along to one of our monthly meetings.

We very much hope you are able to take part and will find the survey both interesting and straightforward to complete. Do remember your answers should take into consideration the 15 year lifetime of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan. Please ensure you complete and submit by Monday 18th December 2017.

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