You Said, We Did (Consultation Feedback)
You Said, We Did (Consultation Feedback)
Below you will find feedback from all the consultations carried out by the Council over the last three years.
Major Changes to housing services - Have Your Say! - Closed 3 May 2013
From March 2013 - 3 May 2013 a consultation was carried out about North Yorkshire's system of allocating homes - Home Choice. All the details can be found on www.northyorkshirehomechoice.org.uk
All consultation results are now being evaluated and considered. Feedback will be available here in July 2013 and a revised policy will be implemented this summer.
Council Tax Consultation- Closed 9th November 2012
Craven's new Council Tax Support scheme has been approved and will be introduced from 1st April 2013. Councillors met on 11th December and formally adopted a Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme and also agreed some changes to council tax liability.
The changes are being introduced as a result of the Government's decision to scrap council tax benefit from April 2013 - which means the amount of funding available to councils is reduced, affecting the level of support claimants receive.
The local support scheme will replace the national Council Tax Benefit scheme and applies to claimants of working-age only. Pensioners remain fully protected from any changes and everyone in receipt of War Disablement Pension/War Widow's Pension and Armed Forces Compensation retains their additional help under out local scheme.
The main changes are:
- All working-age claimants will pay a minimum of 8.5% of their Council Tax charge
- Second Adult Rebate is abolished
- Entitlement to backdated council tax support is removed except under exceptional circumstances.
Councillors have also agreed to changes in the way second homes are charged and certain exemptions are awarded, again from 1st April 2013. The 10% discount on second homes is to be scrapped. The Class A exemption for properties that require or are undergoing major repair / structural alteration is to be abolished and properties that are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished will receive a maximum three month's exemption instead of the current six.
The Council will contact affected council tax payers early in the New Year. The Benefits calculator will allow customers to see what the impact will be for them
2012/2013 Budget Consultation
In December 2012 we conducted a budget consultation on the 2012/2013 budget, setting out some key issues and inviting residents to give us their views on to help us make the right decisions when setting our spending plans. We received 75 responses to the consultation. The Budget Consultation 2012/13 Feedback [275kb] gives details of the feedback we received and the action we have taken to date and will take in the future.
Street Cleansing Review - Closed August 2012
Between May and August 2012 Craven District Council carried out a survey to review its street cleansing services to ask what local residents think of the current street cleansing service and how it could be improved.
The results of which have helped to inform our findings of our Street Cleansing Service Review and 28 recommendations for further improving the service. The Street Cleansing Review being part of programme of service reviews to ensure services continue to provide value for money
Spatial Strategy and Housing Target Figure as part of the Local Development Plan for Craven outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park - Closed 14 September 2012
The Council is looking to achieve agreement with town and parish councils and relevant stakeholders regarding a suitable spatial settlement strategy and annual housing target figure for the plan area (Craven outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park) to inform the Council's Local Development Plan.
The spatial strategy will provide a set of broad principles to guide the location and scale of development outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The housing target figure is a locally determined figure which refers to the total number of new homes to be planned for in a local plan. Together the spatial strategy and locally determined housing target figure will inform the Local Development Plan for Craven outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and will guide both the location of allocated sites and the future levels of development over the next 15 year plan period.
We consulted Town and Parish Councils and targeted relevant stakeholders (there will be more opportunities in the future for you to comment on the Local Development Plan if you are not part of the Town and Parish Council or a relevant stakeholder. Please join our Residents Feedback Panel to be notified about opportunities to have your say on this consultation)
As a result of the consultation, we have created a new Shaping a Spatial Strategy and Housing Figure web-page dedicated to our current work on shaping a spatial strategy, housing target and site allocations for the emerging local plan. The page provides information on what's been happening recently, documents to download and links to committee reports and minutes. We'll be adding new items to the page and giving you regular updates on progress.
Renewable energy consultation - Closed 9 January 2012
The renewable energy consultation closed on the 9 January 2012. The Craven Renewable Energy Consultation Feedback [179kb] gives details of the feedback received.
Planning Gain Guide Pamphlet No 3: Allotments Parks Woodland and Wildlife - Closed 9 January 2012
Results of the the Planning Gain Guide about allotments, parks, woodland and wildlife is now available from the Planning Gain Guide page of this website.
Feedback Coming soon
The following consultations have just closed, you will be able to find feedback here are as soon as it is available:
North Yorkshire Home Choice - Policy Review and Consultation. [81kb] - Closed 2nd November 2012
The North Yorkshire Home Choice partnership is consulting on its allocation policy for an eight week period from 10 September to 2 November 2012.
The allocation policy review will consider a number of areas that may need to be revised or potentially introduced following the initial 12 months of the North Yorkshire Choice Based Lettings Partnership, the Localism Act 2011 and the Welfare Reform Act 2012.
This consultation could affect you whether you are currently registered or not.
The consultation covers:
- who should qualify to join the housing register
- extra preference to certain groups
- removal from the housing register
- allocation of property based on housing need
Your views are important to us. Please complete the online survey, which should only take 10 minutes.
Climate Change Strategy and Climate Local Commitments - Closed 21st December 2012
We asked your views about what you think Craven District Council should be doing to tackle Climate Change. We also wanted to ensure that residents are happy with the content and commitments laid out in the Council's Craven Climate Change Strategy [3Mb] and Climate Change Action Plan [50kb] We are asking that you comment on the Council's draft Craven Climate Change Strategy [3Mb] and Climate Change Action Plan [50kb] by answering the following questions:
1. Did the draft climate change strategy meet your expectations and if not please explain which areas require further explanation?
2. Focusing on the empowering communities extract from the climate change strategy is there any other viable and feasible action you would like Craven District Council try to tackle on Climate change over the next three years which is currently not included in the strategy or climate local action plan. Or would you amend the current actions.
3. Overall please state any comments on the draft climate change strategy and climate local commitments.
Feedback will be available from the Climate Change Strategy page by the 1 February 2013.
Community Safety Questionnaire - Closed 23rd December 2012
As part of the annual community safety priorities we have consulted with our residents so they can feedback any community safety concerns they may have. 103 responses were received and are currently being considered by the Craven Community Safety Partnership to help set priorities for the year ahead. Feedback will be available from the Craven Community Saftey Partnership Plan 2013 - 2014 here in April 2013
Other organisations in Craven Consultation Feedback
The Library opening hours consultation ran by North Yorkshire County Council closed on 31st January 2012. Consultation feedback is available at the County Council http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14368
Note: Feedback from consultations taking place after 10 October 2011 will be made available here. To receive regular email updates on our latest consultations please join our Residents Feedback Panel.