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.