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Potential development of site LS1 (Land off Bedford Road) Public consultation exhibition on Thursday 6 July
Barratt and David Wilson Homes are proposing to build 185 dwellings in Ickleford on site LS1 (Land off Bedford Road) which was included in the NHDC Proposed Submission Local Plan. The site is located close to the parish boundary with Stondon.

A public exhibition has been arranged by Barratt and David Wilson Homes for Thursday 6 July in Ickleford Village Hall from 5-7pm to find out more about the proposed development of this site. There will also be an opportunity to speak with representatives from these companies. Please click here for further information about the proposed development.

The July meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the main hall of the Village Hall after this public exhibition, starting at 7.30pm. You are most welcome to share your views with the Parish Council in the public participation session of the meeting, between 7.35-8pm.

Ickleford Housing Needs Survey
The Parish Council has requested a Housing Needs Survey to determine the demand for affordable housing in Ickleford for residents already living here, or those with a close connection to the village. We are doing this because many – usually younger – residents have to move away from their family because they cannot find housing in Ickleford within their price range. This has negative consequences for social cohesion within the village.

 This survey is separate from the on-going NHDC Local Plan – the Housing Needs Survey is to gauge the housing needs of residents of Ickleford, not what central government or NHDC think we should accept.

Further details can be found in a letter from the Parish Council which is included in the survey delivered to households recently. Your feedback on this would be greatly appreciated, so please complete the survey as fully as possible, and return it in the envelope supplied by the response deadline of 12 July. Further copies of the survey can be requested from CDA Herts via telephone number 01992 289060.  If you have any enquiries about the Survey, please contact the Parish Council via email to mail@icklefordpc.com.

Unaudited Annual Return for Ickleford Parish Council- 2016/17
The 2016/17 Annual Return for Ickleford Parish Council was approved at the Parish Council meeting held on 1 June 2017 following review and verification by an independent internal auditor. The Annual Return has been sent to the external auditor, BDO LLP.  Information relating to this unaudited Annual Return  can be viewed here.

Consultation drop-in exhibition for the development proposal of the Bowmans Mill site
Following on from the consultation event, information about the proposed development can be viewed here.

Vacancy at Ickleford Pre-School
Ickleford Pre-School is  looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individual to manage our village Pre-School, and lead our small and friendly team of staff. The successful applicant will have a minimum of Level 3 Early Years childcare qualification, at least two years’ experience of working in an early years setting and at least one year of leadership experience. Hours are Monday and Wednesday 8.20am to 12.35pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8.20am to 3.45pm and Friday 11.30am to 3.45pm.  We are located in Ickleford Village Hall. Vacancy begins 5th September 2017.For f urther information or to apply, please contact Stephanie Woodhead, Pre-School Secretary via email to admin@icklefordpreschool.org, or telephone 07951 801574.

Nursery and playgroup places at Ickleford Pre-School
Ickleford Pre-School has nursery places available for the academic year 2017-18 if your child is born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.  We also have playgroup places available for children aged from 2 to 3 years of age. For further details or if you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Stephanie Woodhead, Pre-School Secretary, on 07951 801574 or email admin@icklefordpreschool.org.

Proposed Submission Local Plan
NHDC Full Council approved the submission of the Plan for examination on 11 April 2017. The local plan documents will be submitted to Government by the end of May 2017. The next stages of the plan are in the Government’s hands. The Government will appoint a Planning Inspector to oversee an Examination in Public which is predicted to take place in autumn 2017. All of the responses from the latest consultation will be submitted in full for the Inspector’s consideration.

Background information about the Local Plan
The Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Document can be viewed here, and information on the four sites proposed for Ickleford is on pages 169-171 and pages 190-191. A map showing the location of the four sites can be found here.

Response from Ickleford Parish Council
The Parish Council submitted responses for all Ickleford sites. We have included our responses below for your information:
- Site ICI
- Site IC2
- Site IC3
- Site LS1
- Supporting information from Ickleford Parish Council
- DCLG Letter about Green Belt
- Department for Transport car ownership figures

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