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Isleham is a rural fen land village lying in the south-east corner of Cambridgeshire in England. It is situated about 6 miles north east of Newmarket, and 8 miles from Ely, and is about 5 miles from Mildenhall. Isleham has a population of about 2,300.


The village has 3 churches: High Street Baptist, Pound Lane Free Church and St. Andrews Church.

The village has 5 shops: a Co-op supermarket, a Chinese Takeaway,  a hairdressers, a Post Office and a butchers TFM Butchers.

There are 3 Public Houses The Rising Sun, The Griffin & The Merry Monk.  The Bowls club is available for private hire.


On the recreation ground we have a new community centre The Beeches, there are also the cricket and football pitches, a Multi Use Games Area MUGA for tennis etc and now a new skate park. There is a pre-school playgroup and a primary school catering for four and a half to eleven year olds from Isleham & surrounding villages. A new play park opened in 2014 is also available for the children with a good variety of play equipment.

LOCAL PLAN   MORE SITES PUT FORWARD


A further five sites have been put forward for inclusion in the East Cambridgeshire District Council Local Plan for the development of housing and industrial units in Isleham. These sites can be viewed at:


https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/…/Additional%20Site%20Suggesti…


Although consultation on these proposed sites is officially only open to individual Parish Councils, Isleham Parish Council have decided to extend its next meeting on

Monday 8th May to provide residents with the formal opportunity

to share your thoughts on these proposals.


The meeting will begin at 7.45pm in the main hall at The Beeches, with the first 30 minutes being devoted to this particular agenda item.


Please feel free to share this information with any other residents of the village.

Richard Liddington Parish Clerk

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MOTOCROSS CIRCUIT - INCREASE IN OPERATING HOURS APPLICATION F/2001/768


This is a reminder that this will be the last opportunity to comment to Forest Heath District Council over the proposed increase in operating hours.  (Consultation ends March 22nd  2017).

 

The planning application would result in an increase in disturbing noise from approximately 600 hours per year to 1700 hours per year, clearly a massive increase.

 

The circuit operator was asked to provide a noise assessment report. However, instead of measuring actual noise levels at locations where people live they have commissioned an agency to try and simulate noise levels using computer software modeling. ‘Quality of noise is also an issue. 50 decibels of birdsong being more desirable than 50 decibels of motorbike ‘buzzing’

 

Their results have been summed up as having a 'negligible' impact.

The skewed conclusions have failed to take into account the long hours of tedious, wearying, buzzing engine noise. If passed by the Council, the new scheme would result in approximately 8-9 hours of unbroken disturbance in the marina, village and surrounding areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and more importantly on every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. The current 1 hour lunch break will be removed, so there will be absolutely no respite at midday.


Comments should be made online via the Forest Heath District Council website http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/

 

Go to the Planning section and search for ‘motocross’ to see F/2001/768 (currently holding over 70 documents). The latest reports were added on 2nd March.

The noise report is called Env statement - chapter 5 noise.   Click ‘comments’ tab to submit your views/objections.

New users will have register.


 Alternatively, email gary.hancox@westsuffolk.gov.uk or write to -

G. Hancox, Planning Dept, Forest Heath District Council, District Offices College Heath Road, Mildenhall, IP28 7EY.

 

The Planning Committee will take the new Noise Report as ‘evidence’ that residents will not be affected, so even if you have previously commented, please take the time to do so again. This is the last chance to have your say before a Council decision is made.

Closing date for comments/ objections is March 22nd 2017.


Yours Faithfully,

 Phyllis Shead

Secretary IMLOA

Isleham Marina Lodge Owners Association

A recognised tenants’ association under schedule 19 of the Housing Act