An online consultation covering the Council’s Budget saw the majority (55 per cent) in favour of a £5 rise.
In general, 64 per cent of the 157 respondents said they felt the District’s council tax level was “about right” with 25 per cent saying it was too low.
About 60 per cent added that they would not prefer to see lower spending on services in return for a reduced council tax bill.
Respondents also remained supportive of maintaining grants to the voluntary sector with strong support for inflationary increases to fees and charges for core council services such as planning.
In the longer term, the vast majority of residents want to see the Council identify innovative ways to generate additional income while working with service partners such as Ubico, GLL and Publica to deliver efficiency savings was also popular.
Significantly, 49 per cent said they only wanted to see the council move away from investments in fossil fuels if the same return could be achieved in other areas.
Cllr Toby Morris, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “The feedback we have had through this survey is invaluable and will shape how we develop our financial strategy going forward.
“We have had an excellent response and look forward to delivering a balanced and fair Budget which continues to deliver benefits for our community.”
The Budget will be considered for recommendation by the Council’s Cabinet on 12 February before going before full Council on 26 February for final approval.