Ickford Neighbourhood Plan

Ickford Neighbourhood Plan

In April 2020, Buckinghamshire Council replaced the district and county councils in Buckinghamshire. Any references to these authorities are references to the councils as they were formed at the time.

The Ickford Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Buckinghamshire Council on 22 June 2021. The Made Plan and the Council’s Decision Statement for Making the plan can be found in the links below.

Ickford Neighbourhood Made Plan PDF, 841KB. 

Ickford Neighbourhood plan decision notice PDF, 97KB.


A referendum was held on 6 May 2021.

People within the parish of Ickford, who are allowed to vote at an election, were able to take part in the referendum. 92.70% of those voting voted 'Yes which means the proposed neighbourhood plan has been overwhelmingly supported in favour of it being made,'

General Information for Ickford referendum PDF, 391KB

Referendum Version of Ickford Neighbourhood plan PDF, 832KB

Information statement for Ickford referendum PDF, 295KB

Statement that Buckinghamshire Council is satisfied the plan meets the basic conditions PDF, 99.5KB

Ickford Neighbourhood Plan Examination

With the agreement of the Ickford Parish Council, Mr Andrew S Freeman BSc (Hons) DipTP DipEM FRTPI was appointed to examine the plan. In accordance with Regulation 17 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the submitted plan and all relevant documentation was made available to the Examiner. Government guidance on the examination 

Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions Ickford

Ickford Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report

Buckinghamshire Council has made the decision to accept the examiner's report and that the neighbourhood plan would proceed to a referendum on a date to be arranged following the delays required by the Covid 19 restrictions.

Ickford Neighbourhood Plan Publication

The Regulation 16 consultation period has now closed.

After many months of hard work and community engagement, Ickford Parish Council submitted it's final version of the Ickford Neighbourhood Development Plan. As the local authority we will undertook a six week publication period to provide an opportunity for all parties to comment on the submitted proposals before the plan proceeded to examination. The consultation dates for the publication period were Wednesday 22 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 closing at 5.15 pm.

The representations Received at the Regulation 16 stage are as follows:

Alex Dalton Land Partners Comment Form

Alex Dalton Land and Partners Email

Alex Dalton Land and Partners Response Separate Sheets

Andrew and Diane Osborne Email

AVDC Email

AVDC Letter and Table of Comments

Buckinghamshire CC Letter Response

Buckinghamshire County Council Email

Environment Agency Email

Environment Agency Letter Response

Frances Ruth Baker Email

Highways England Comment Form

Highways England Email

John Flemming Gladman Developments Letter

John Flemming Gladman Email

Natural England Email

Natural England Letter

Simon Hardy Email Strutt and Parker Deansfield Homes Email

Simon Hardy Strutt and Parker Deansfield Homes Comment Form

Thames Water Email

Thames Water Letter Response

Will Richards Email

What is the Ickford Neighbourhood Plan

The neighbourhood plan will upon being made form part of the ‘development plan’ alongside the VALP for planning applications and appeals to be determined against in the parish of Ickford. The neighbourhood plan covers the period 2019-2033.

The plan does not allocate housing or sites for other uses. It sets out a settlement boundary within which some new housing will be supported where it would meet the policies in the plan. The plan also identifies Buildings of Local Note to be respected and designates 7 local green spaces to be retained in their existing use. There are also parking standards for new housing and a policy to resist the loss of valued community facilities. Other policies in the plan include landscape character, a minimum 10% biodiversity net gain, policies covering heritage assets, flooding, housing mix and affordable housing.

Regulation 16 Consultation

After the end of the consultation period all representations will be collated by Buckinghamshire Council and will be published on this page and also sent on to an independent examiner. Paper copies of the publication material is available to view at the following locations:

St Nicholas Church
Church Road
HP18 9HZ

Monday-Sunday 9.00-5.00pm


Ickford Village Stores
51a Sheldon Road
HP18 9HY

Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday 9am-1pm

Buckinghamshire Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
HP19 8FF

Normal office opening hours - to submit a representation:

Monday-Thursday 8.45am-5.15pm
Friday 8.45am-4.45pm

Customer Service Centre (based at The Gateway) - to view the submitted documents - opening hours

Monday-Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am-4.00pm


Submission Documents

You can view all of the submission documents by clicking on the links below.