Yelling Village Plan and Traffic Management Plan – what’s really important to the village

2019 Village Plan

Eight years after the village’s first Village Plan, the Parish Council commissioned an update early in 2019. For reasons like the A428 route announcement, the completion of the broadband rollout in the village and the implementation of the latest phase of the Traffic Mangement Plan, it was deemed appropriate to create a questionnaire which would discover the similarities and uncover the differences in the village residents’ attitudes and concerns since the first survey was done.

One of the key objectives was to ensure comparability of the results in the new report to the original findings, while also including new questions in the survey.

Commissioned by, but independent of, the Parish Council, the project was led by John Bownass, using Survey Monkey online technology, but adapted to ensure residents not using computers or the internet, could still take part and their opinions hold equal weight.

The survey was conducted in September and October, and the report published in December 2019.

The content, accuracy, readability and presentation of the report are very largely down to John’s professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm for the project, so sincere thanks are extended to him for a job well done. He was supported in getting the questionnaire format right and extensive proof-reading by Helen Flinders, Gary Hawkes, Lindy James and Paul Shea, so thanks to all of them also.

The Final Report is accompanied by an Appendix of verbatim (unedited) comments, provided for completeness, but too numerous and lengthy to be included in the main report. Click below to open the documents…

2019 Village Plan

2019 Village Plan Appendix

Huge thanks to all the residents who took the time to contribute – 123 completed surveys in total – without your participation, the report wouldn’t have the validity it does.



2011 Village Plan

As part of the Parish Council’s work, a project team was formed in Spring 2011 to produce a Village Plan.

This is a really important document which reflects the views, concerns and aspirations of the village as a whole and will be used as a valuable reference point by the Parish Council when assessing priorities. It will also lend considerable weight to any future discussions with local governing bodies abbout what the village sees as its priorities, precisely because it is based on the views of its residents.

The survey covers a wide range of topics such as traffic, crime, environmental issues, planning, transport and village amenities.

When the research phase was closed, 109 completed questionnaires had been received – a terrific response from the village and we are very grateful for your support. Special thanks to Armando Fusco who project- managed the production of the report so ably.

To read the 2011 Village Plan, please click here.

Since late 2014 when the 40mph limit was established and the traffic calming chicane was installed at the western end of the village, the Parish Council have considered further measures to minimise the effects of the volume, speed and size of vehicles passing through the village.

After researching the options, and presenting the priorities to residents at an Open Meeting in the Village Hall on Aug 17th 2015, the Traffic Management Plan was finalised to guide the Parish Council’s allocation of funds from the precept, grants, donations and / or fundraising initiatives to have the greatest impact after considering effectiveness, cost, speed of implementation and ease ie lack of legislative hurdles.

The approved plan is posted in PDF format in the link below.

To read the Traffic Management Plan, please click here.