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
Information statement for Ickford referendum PDF, 295KB
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
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:
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
Ickford Village Stores
51a Sheldon Road
Normal office opening hours - to submit a representation:
Customer Service Centre (based at The Gateway) - to view the submitted documents - opening hours
You can view all of the submission documents by clicking on the links below.
- Ickford Submission Neighbourhood Plan Nov 2019 (PDF, 1.12 MB)
- Ickford Heritage Assessment Nov 2019 (PDF, 2 MB)
- Ickford Consultation Report Nov 2019 (PDF, 2.49 MB)
- Ickford Basic Conditions Statement Nov 2019 (PDF, 713.49 KB)
- Ickford Background Evidence Report Dec 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Ickford - Comment Form 13 01 20 FINAL.pdf (PDF, 488.95 KB)
- Ickford Privacy Notice 01.04.20.pdf (PDF, 116.36 KB)