Connectivity is one of 8 topics we have researched to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.

We have:

  • Researched local connectivity and considered how best to ensure that our community is able to maximise the benefits of digital technology for home working etc.
  • Identified local issues relating to connectivity.
  • Scoped out what evidence is already available.
  • Identified existing plans, strategies and programmes and their relationship to connectivity and the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Identified any gaps in the evidence base and considered whether any further research needs to be undertaken or reports commissioned.
  • Identified local key players on this topic to engage in the Neighbourhood Planning process.

Based on our consultation and research, we came up with the following draft objective for the Neighbourhood Plan.

To provide all residents with the essential connectivity for working, learning, leisure and engaging with public services online. This needs to be through a high quality communications infrastructure supporting cost-effective superfast broadband in excess of 10Mbps.


Here are the findings from our research which led us to come up with the draft objective. We are grateful to the members of the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Residents’ Association for their participation in a survey on broadband speeds.

Connectivity Evidence Paper

Let us know your views

If we have missed something important or got something wrong, please let us know. Add a comment in the box below or email the report author. Our aim is to create a strong evidence base to underpin the final Neighbourhood Plan document.

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2 thoughts on “Connectivity

  • August 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Interesting point. What do others think? I know that slow broadband is a problem for residents in the rural parts of our parish. Has this option been explored before?


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