Notes of a special consultative meeting held at Ashley Pavilion on 20th June

The meeting was chaired by Olive Oakervee, Chairman of the Parish Council and attended by 4 councillors and 23 parishioners.

The proposals for new housing development in the village had been initiated following a call to developers by East Cambridgeshire District Council who had requested details of new sites which were thought suitable for housing development. This call was made as part of the process to revise the existing Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire which had been rejected by Central Government on the grounds of insufficient housing provision. East Cambs DC had been asked to produce a new plan with provision for an additional 4,300 houses across the District.

Cllr Oakervee confirmed that Fairhaven Estates were proposing to develop a stud farm behind Potters Cottage (Church Street). In addition, two new sites for housing had been proposed: these comprised a development of 30 houses behind Potters Cottage and one of 37 houses on land at the rear of Elms Farm.

The purpose of this meeting was to canvass local opinion on these proposals. To view the full document please click here.

Ashley Parish Council has an immediate vacancy for a Parish Clerk

9 hours per week, home based.

Ashley is a relatively small village with 485 voters on the electoral register. The precept currently stands at £16830.

The Clerk works from home and attends monthly council meetings which are generally in the evening. Own transport is essential if the Clerk is not a village resident. Motor mileage allowance and travel time would be paid where own transport is used.

Further details about the post including salary etc., are attached.

Applications, accompanied by CV may be sent in writing to Clllr Olive Oakervee, Chair, Ashley Parish Council, Ashley Hall, 25 The Green, Ashley, Newmarket, CB8 9EB. Applications may also be sent by e-mail to

Closing date for applications: 23 June 2016

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