Update from the meeting with Bim Afolami MP on
Members of Ickleford Parish Council, along with colleagues from other villages in north Herts, had a very positive meeting with our MP, Bim Afolami, on 20 September about the planning and development pressures in rural communities. Mr Afolami acknowledged the many flaws in the planning system, and has arranged a meeting with the Leader of NHDC, Cllr Lynda Needham, to review in some detail the impact of the NHDC Local Plan. To aid his discussions, we have provided Mr Afolami with information on the possible consequences of the proposed developments in Ickleford. That letter can be found here. Mr Afolami advised that he would update us on the outcomes of his meeting with Cllr Needham, and has requested a follow-up meeting with us towards the end of the year to advise on his progress on other actions he is undertaking in this sphere.