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Local Plan 2035

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LOCAL PLAN 2035

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a local plan that will set out how much growth there should be in the borough in coming years (housing, jobs and associated infrastructure) and where it should take place. Current planning policy documents look ahead to 2021 and this new local plan will extend the period that development is planned for beyond that date. It will also contain policies that will be used to make decisions on planning applications. 

 

Representations on the Local Plan 2035 ‘Plan for Submission’ were invited between 22 January 2018 and 29 March 2018. Over 3,200 individual representations were made. A key allocation within the plan is a new garden village at Colworth Park, in the north of the Borough near Santa Pod Raceway. It relies upon agreement between the garden village promoter and the operator of the raceway to deliver a range of noise mitigation measures. The response from the operator of the raceway confirms that it has not been possible to reach such an agreement which brings into doubt the deliverability of the scheme.

 

View the representations received and a summary of the main issues raised

 

On 16th May 2018 the Council's Executive agreed that the 'Plan for Submission' version of the Local Plan 2035 should not be recommended to Full Council for submission to the Secretary of State for public examination, and that Officers should carry out additional work on the evidence base to support an amended Plan for Submission.

In addition, Executive approved an update to the Local Development Scheme. This includes a revised timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan (Appendix 5). The council intends to publish an amended Plan for Submission in September which will be subject to a second Regulation 19 consultation.

 

Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission consultation

CONSULTATION CLOSED

Consultation on the Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission has closed. Representations will no longer be accepted. The plan was approved for consultation purposes by the council's Executive on 10th January 2018.

 

Previous Consultations

The Local Plan 2035 has been through various consultation stages during its preparation. These can be viewed here.

 

Site Submissions

'Call for sites' took place during 2014 and 2015 where the council invited the submission of sites for consideration for potential allocation in the plan. Further sites were also submitted in 2017 and 2018. All sites submitted as part of this process can be viewed by clicking the link below. This is not the list of sites that are in the plan. It is the list of all sites that were submitted for consideration during the 'call for sites'.

Call for sites submissions

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Environment

Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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