Residents' Survey results for Probus Parish February 2013
Survey forms delivered to all households in Probus Parish: 1050
Forms returned by post 147. Responses to online Survey Monkey 86. Total responses 233 = 22%
The most contentious local issue at the moment is, unsurprisingly, the possible planning application by Wainhomes for 130 houses on land adjoining Tregony Road, Probus. 89% of you are opposed to this application with concerns expressed over various aspects of it such as its impact on highways and village facilities.
On highways, the view on whether or not the Council is doing a reasonable job in maintaining the roads is split exactly down the middle. On the issue of whether Probus should look at trying to introduce a wider 20 mph speed limit, 70% of you support either a village-wide limit, or at least a limit in The Square and St Austell Road. This is something that will need to be considered in more detail after the elections in May.
On the subject of renewable energy, there is a majority (57%) that supports the possibility of more wind turbines being installed in the parish and, in particular, that Cornwall Council could install turbines on a council owned farm (55%). However, this potential project will be subject to the usual scrutiny for its economic viability and will have to be considered carefully within the planning system. On the possibility of solar farms in the parish, a smaller percentage (52%) supports this. Note that, at the moment, there are no proposals for solar farms in Probus.
The responses to individual questions are in the table below. Not everyone gave an answer to every question. Where there were simple yes/no options, the table shows the number of yes and no answers and the percentages are expressed as a percentage of the number of answers to the particular question. Note that, where the questions have a choice of answers and each respondent can tick more than one box, the percentages will add up to more than 100%.