Reference Materials

Link Description Type
Parish Maps
Sonning Map A (WBC) Layered map of the parish using base map A.
To activate the layers you'll need to go to the View menu > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes and then tick Layers.
Sonning Map B (WBC) Layered map of the parish using base map B.
To activate the layers you'll need to go to the View menu > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes and then tick Layers.
General Guides
Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap - by Locality A guide to NDP produced by Locality. Part A is a concise overview of neighbourhood planning. Part C provides advice for each section of the Plan.
How to Write Planning Policies A recently updated guide by Locality describing the steps involved in drafting planning policies.
Locality The Neighbourhood Planning Website, access to toolkits and guidance.
     
Published Plans etc
Finchampstead Neighbourhood Plan Draft Ed. 2 Draft Finchampstead Neighbourhood Plan Edition 2 (Nov 2021)
Arborfield & Barkham's Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version Arborfield & Barkham's Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version April 2020.
Shinfield's Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version Shinfield's Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version February 2017.
Highnam - NDP A similar village to Sonning with river frontage but is quite old, 2011.
Burwash - NDP Quite a lengthy plan for a village with similar conservation issues to Sonning.
The Deepings Neighbourhood Plan - Draft A riverside parish in South Lincolnshire, larger than Sonning but helpful in its use of Policies.
Dorchester On Thames Published plan for a Thameside village, similar to but slightly larger than Sonning.  
     
Questionnaires
Hurst - Household Questionnaire The Hurst household questionnaire from September 2019. It had a 50% response rate.
Hurst - Analysis Very thorough analysis of the above Hurst household questionnaire.
Thurleigh - Questionnaire Thurleigh questionnaire.
Woodcote - Analysis Very thorough analysis of the Woodcote questionnaire.
Sutton Courtenay - Questionnaire Sutton Courtenay Questionnair. Garnered 663 responses from villagers. 
Eye & Dunsden - Questionnaire Screenshots of the questionnaire.
     
Questionnaire Toolkits
Social Survey Toolkit How to conduct social surveys - postal, online and face-2-face - according to Locality.
Best Practice Community Engagement Produced by Hereford Council as part of their Neighbourhood Planning guidance notes.
Bitesize Guide to Effective Questionnaires Produced by the NHS but a concise, general guide.
Harvard's Tip Sheet on Question Wording A four page precis on the art of questioning techniques.
Questionnaire Layout & Design A few pointers to the design of printed and online questionnaires.


A shared vision

A Neighbourhood Development Plan will let us create a shared vision for Sonning that will take account of all of our community.

Choose our future

We can decide the type of sustainable development (if any) that we need, what it should comprise, where it should be built.

Appropriate styles

Sonning is a long established Thameside village which attracts visitors from around the world and needs to be carefully looked after.

Legal standing

A Neighbourhood Plan has legal standing and will guide the planning authorities on all future building applications by developers.


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