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PublicAccess enables you to view National and/or Authority Datasets (including property addresses) and Ordnance Survey® (OS) background maps including:-

  • 1:50K Scale Raster Map  
  • 1:250K Scale Raster Map 
  • OS MasterMap® Topography (Areas and Lines of local geographical features) and Annotation (descriptive text) 
  • Boundary-Line™ Ward Boundaries 

English Heritage Datasets include:-

  • Listed Buildings 

Bedford Borough Council datasets include:-

  • Local Authority Land and Property Gazetteer (LPG) Authority Datasets (including property addresses)
  • Planning Services - Planning Applications (since September 1997)
  • Planning Services - Tree Preservation Orders
  • Planning Services  - Conservation Areas


Ordnance Survey® Maps and Data

© Crown copyright and database rights 2011 Ordnance Survey 100049028.  This product is produced in part from PAF®, the copyright in which is owned by Royal Mail Group Limited and/or Royal Mail Group plc. All rights reserved. Licence number 100049028.


English Heritage Spatial Datasets - Listed Buildings

The English Heritage Datasets used in the PublicAccess website are provided by Bedford Borough Council under licence from English Heritage. It is important to note that English Heritage spatial data is provided for indication purposes only. The data was captured against Ordnance Survey® digital mapping products under licence. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the depiction, the data may have originally been captured against a different edition of the Ordnance Survey® map to that currently available. Please bear this in mind when interpreting the location of the designated feature and any constraint boundary. The spatial data should never be viewed or printed at any scale larger than the scale of capture indicated in the attributes for each feature. If you have a query as to the location of a designated monument, site or building or the extent of a specific constraint area, please contact the appropriate English Heritage Regional Office – a list is available on the website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/contact-us


The raw data supplied to you is ©English Heritage. English Heritage cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any maps or other products made by you based on this data. For general information about designations, please visit the English Heritage website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/. If you are undertaking a desk-based assessment, it is strongly recommend that prior to commencement of work on any site more detailed research is undertaken to include a search for records of other archaeological features potentially affected by the development. The National Monuments Record holds data on around 400,000 archaeological/historical sites recorded from fieldwork or documentary sources. NMR also hold an equivalent number of entries for listed buildings in a separate database. Local Historic Environment Records (HERs/Sites and Monuments Records) are also a key source of information. An HER address list is available online http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/archives-and-collections/nmr/heritage-data/historic-environment-records/


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Bedford Borough Council Copyright

Bedford Borough Council retains copyright to all its original data unless otherwise stated. © Bedford Borough Council 2011.


Welcome to the PublicAccess website, which is owned and operated by Bedford Borough Council. Set out below are the terms and conditions which, together with any legal notices displayed elsewhere on this PublicAccess website, represent all the terms and conditions on which we will provide you with access to the datasets created by Local Government Information House Limited (the "National Datasets") and/or the datasets compiled and maintained by Bedford Borough Council (the "Authority Datasets") associated with the use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer. Your continued use of this PublicAccess website indicates your acceptance to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, please cease using this PublicAccess website.

The terms and conditions for this licence agreement are as follows:

The National and/or Authority datasets are associated with the use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer. Information displayed throughout the PublicAccess website is extracted from a copyright work owned by the Local Government Information House Limited and Bedford Borough Council.

A single screen print of the results of a search of the National and/or Authority datasets is permitted for your own use.

You may not extract or re-utilise information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets and/or any copies of such information (whether electronic or in hard copy format) for any commercial or business purpose including but not limited to, trading, building commercial databases, reselling or redistribution of such information.

You are not permitted to modify, adapt, arrange, alter, adjust or make any additions to any information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets, nor are you permitted to combine such information with other mapping, data or other information, including for the avoidance of doubt, other such information derived from this Website.

Save as permitted by paragraph 2 above, the reproduction, copying, downloading, storage, recording, broadcasting, retransmission, distribution, decompilation, reverse-engineering or disassembly of any part of this PublicAccess website is not permitted without our prior written consent.

It is your responsibility to ensure that any information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets is not made available, either in electronic unencrypted form or in hard copy format, to any third party that may attempt to use the map in contravention of these terms and conditions.

You must inform us immediately if you become aware of a third party using information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets in contravention of these terms and conditions or of any infringement of trade marks located on the PublicAccess website.

We shall have no liability to any person or organisation in respect of any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of the information contained on this PublicAccess website.

We take every reasonable effort to ensure that information contained on this PublicAccess website is as accurate as possible. However, the services featured on this PublicAccess website are provided "as is", and all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded. We shall not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expense or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with your use of the PublicAccess website.



No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions in the planning history or other information including but not limited to the Council’s Land and Property Gazetteer obtained through your use of PublicAccess.



Bedford Borough Council seeks to ensure that the information it publishes on its web site is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the web site does not constitute legal or professional advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law the Council does not accept any liability for any loss, cost or expense arising in any way whatsoever out of the use of its site. Neither is the Council responsible for the content of any site you may access after leaving this site.

Nothing in these conditions excludes the Council’s liability for death or personal injury arising out of the Council’s negligence.


Copyright Notice

Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Section 47 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are permitted only to use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Please be aware that any comments made including any personal details submitted will be published in full on Bedford Borough Council's web site.

I have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this licence agreement.

Bedford Borough Council adheres to the Principles of Data Protection as contained in the Data Protection Act 1998. Please read the Council’s current Data Protection Policy.


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