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Planning Information

Update on the LS1 planning application
16 March 2018
As we previously advised, the planning application for the Land to the east of Bedford Road and west of Old Ramerick Manor, Bedford Road, Ickleford (site LS1 in the Proposed Submission Local Plan) for 180 homes was discussed by the North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) Planning Control Committee on Thursday, 15 March. Ickleford Parish Council was permitted a 5-minute presentation to the Committee - which you can find here

We are pleased to inform you that the Planning Control Committee refused the application; 10 members voted against it, and 1 abstained. It is obviously extremely encouraging that such an inappropriate proposal has been rejected, in part due to the objections lodged by residents, the Parish Councils in Henlow and Stondon, and Ickleford Parish Council. We await the developers' response to the Committee's decision, but remain committed to challenging any developments which adversely affect our village and which flout planning guidelines.

Ickleford & Lower Stondon session of the
Examination in Public,
We would like to thank the many residents that attended the Hearing session on Tuesday 27 February to demonstrate the strength of feeling about the sites included in the Local Plan for our village. We now await the Inspector’s Report, which we understand may be some months away. Whilst we cannot predict  the outcome of the Inspector’s deliberations, please be assured that your Parish Council presented a strong case to the Inspector to challenge the Local Plan proposals for Ickleford.

Links to the presentations made at the Hearing are include below for your reference:
Main presentation
Education presentation
Concluding statement

Map of Ickleford Parish
Please click here to view a map showing the Ickleford parish boundary for your reference.

Submission for the Examination in Public
- NHDC Draft Local Plan
At the Ickleford Parish Council meeting on 4 January, our submission and supporting appendices for the Ickleford and Lower Stondon session of the Examination in Public (EiP) were reviewed and approved. These have been sent to the Inspector.

Your Parish Council believes that there are significant flaws in the NHDC Local Plan as it relates to our village and its immediate surroundings. The submission builds on the issues raised in our response to the initial consultation, bringing to the Inspector’s attention related, additional material. This is supported by detailed, associated data in the appendices. Our submission also lists carefully considered requests to make the Plan sound. Further information about the Examination, including supporting documents, can be found on the NHDC website.

Proposed Submission Local Plan
The Government has appointed a Planning Inspector to oversee an Examination in Public which started in November 2017.

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 ICISite IC2; Site IC3; Site LS1
- Supporting information from Ickleford Parish Council
- DCLG Letter about Green Belt
- Department for Transport car ownership figures

The Ickleford Neighbourhood Plan – your chance to help shape the future of your village
The Parish Council believes that it would be a promising idea to create a Neighbourhood Plan to help shape the future of our village, and we are asking for your help to do so. The Plan will be sponsored and supported by Ickleford Parish Council, but needs to be driven by a team made up from the wider village community.  It will be the team’s responsibility to create the Vision, Objectives and Policies which make up the Plan.
Further information can be found here, and please do contact Cllr Miles Maxwell to find out more
 -  or 17 Witter Avenue, Ickleford,

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