September 2019 update

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan

Following a short delay, the Ickford Neighbourhood Plan is now back-on-track

The public enquiry into 42 Worminghall Road and the subsequent possibility of a Judicial Review into the outcome, resulted in almost 3 months delays to progressing the Neighbourhood Plan, due in the main to the impact that this development will have on the settlement boundary and proposed policies.

Now we know that there will not be a review, we can make the required adjustments to the plan, and it is now the intention of the team to have this and the required background evidence and other supporting documents submitted to AVDC by the end of October. This should allow the next 6 week statutory consultation period to be completed, we hope before Christmas, so that final adjustments can be done before the formal independent examination and referendum.

It is a very lengthy and cumbersome process, and we would not be as advanced as we are were it not for the commitment and dedication of the team. 

We will keep publishing updates on the website and in the Ickford Informer.

Martin Armitstead

August 2019 update

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan

Despite the uncertainty created by waiting for the Inspectors’ decision on the Public Inquiry for 42 Worminghall Road, and the impact a decision in favour of this would have on the Neighbourhood plan, we are continuing with the process. The revisions required to go to the next level of consultation and then independent examination are nearly complete, and we remain broadly on track with our timescale.

Martin Armitstead.

 

Draft Neighbourhood Plan now produced for ICKFORD

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Ickford has now been submitted to AVDC, English Heritage, English Nature and the Environment Agency as part of the statutory consultation process. It sets out the 15 year vision for the Village.
Once comments are received back from the above organisations there will be a full consultation process for Villagers of Ickford to comment on the plan. Also as part of the consultation process, if any local landowner, Parish Council, any village organisation, group or other interested party would like to see and comment on the Neighbourhood Plan, details can be found on below or email us at info@visionforickford.co.uk  to request a copy.

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Draft Ickford Neighbourhood Plan
March 2019

 

Screen view of Draft Ickford Neighbourhood Plan

 

 

 

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November 2018 Update

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan

 

The team met again this month and good progress on the plan is being made. The aim remains to lodge the draft plan for ‘Scoping’ of the draft policies by AVDC and other statutory consultative bodies, before Christmas.

The group have also identified 17 properties in the Village that are deemed important for visual sightlines and the overall ambiance of the community. These are not ‘listed’ buildings and therefore of regional or national importance, but ones which, should a development be proposed close by, or for example in a neighbouring field, would be afforded additional ‘protection and consideration’ so as to reduce any possible impact thereon. To do this they would have to be included on a local Heritage list. This in no way fetters or obligates the owners in any way, neither does it impose any restrictions or cost on them. We are in the process of discussing this with them.

Thank you,

Martin Armitstead

A big thank you to all Ickford residents that came to the presentation today at the Village Hall

 

Discussion in flow regarding the Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan at the presentation in the Village Hall - 15th September 2018  Discussion in flow regarding the Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan at the presentation in the Village Hall - 15th September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now able to move onto the next stage, thanks to all your contributions, comments and suggestions.

Download or read online what you have been to see today:
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Vision for Ickford Presentation 15th Sept 2018

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Ickford Sustainability Heritage Assessment – 15th Sept 2018

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We look forward to your continued help and support in the future for what we are trying to achieve.

Vision for Ickford – Progress Update July 2018

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan

We have had another very good meeting this month and are moving ahead with a Sustainability Appraisal and Scoping Report with Background Evidence! If you have not already switched off by that, the aim of this report is to take the key issues that we now have in the village and support these with factual and supported evidence, that would stand up to scrutiny for the objectives and policies we will be developing.

Questionnaires – some more have been returned, so we now have participation from 72% of households. A great achievement!

We also want to find out how many ‘wells’ there are in Ickford. Do you have one in your garden? If so, please let us know by emailing on info@visionforickford.co.uk.

Chris Sandham is making good progress with the Wildlife and Tree survey, but still needs more help in recording sightings around the village. We are working on putting an interactive facility for this on our website, but in the meantime if you have seen something unusual or want to help Chris with this, he would love to hear from you. Please contact Chris on sandhamchris@icloud.com or download and fill out the WILDLIFE FORM and return it to the address on the form.

We are updating this website regularly, and all postings have a response section at the end of each of the articles for you to add your thoughts and comments. (Just click on the ‘leave a comment’ link or the ‘article title’ or the title within the ‘recent posts’ section and this will take you to the article. At the bottom you can reply leaving your comment. Once confirmed it is not spam it will be published).

Not only do we want to add the wildlife section, but also a ‘photo book’ of old photos of interest about the village (don’t forget if you have some we would love to borrow and scan them for this). We will soon be adding Jo Tiddy’s excellent report on Heritage within the Village. So much going on and for you to look at.

Finally, we aim to have another opportunity for you to come and see the work of the team, and give us your comment, input and feedback. This has been provisionally set for 15th September, and more information will follow on the next update.

Martin Armitstead

Thank you to all who visited the Ickford Neighbourhood Plan display at the Church Fete

Vision for Ickford Neighbourhood Development PlanOver 80 people stopped by, we had some excellent interest and feedback, and were able to fill some of the gaps in our information gathering.

A copy of the full presentation is now  available on this site Ickford Vision Presentation, and there are some fascinating statistics and views of the village therein. For example, from the questionnaire returns we have on average 2.9 cars per household against a national average of 1.2; we have on average 2.5 residents per property, but 3.4 bedrooms (against a national average of 2.3 and 2.9 respectively); and on average residents have lived in the village for 16.5 years – the longest living resident in the village we have found, has lived here for 79 years!

Questionnaires – over 70% of households have now returned the questionnaires, so the participation is excellent. If you still have not returned yours, please do so by dropping it into Jan Jones at 1 Church Road. If you have lost yours and need another copy, please email info@visionforickford.co.uk.

Wildlife survey – As part of the Neighbourhood Plan we will be undertaking a survey of the wildlife in the village – reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and moths, bats, mammals, native and migrant birds, and your help is need to record sightings. Chris Sandham is heading up this initiative and would love to hear from you if you can help. I am assured no experience is necessary, just a keen eye and some enthusiasm! If you or any member of your family would like to help, then please contact Chris on sandhamchris@icloud.com. Download the WILDLIFE FORM here.

Harry Butler and the Photographic Club are all helping us with photos of the village and surrounds, but we are also trying to get hold of any historic photos, pictures or prints of the village and past residents. Do you have any? If so, may we scan them? Please email on info@visionforickford.co.uk

Martin Armitstead