Connectivity is one of 8 topics we are researching to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.
- 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 have come 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.
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.
Other useful sources of information on connectivity:
- Kent County Council Broadband Delivery UK Contract
- Ashford Borough Council interactive Planning Information Map (shows Telephone Masts)
- Ofcom site finder
- Ofcom mobile coverage
Join our team
If you have a particular interest in this or one of the other topics and would like to help us, we would love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.