Search plans - how to find planning documents and applications

On this page you can search for Bedford Borough planning applications, appeals, enforcement cases and other planning documents.

For other important planning pages such as Planning Committee, how to apply for permission etc please click on the related pages link in the Page Contents menu.

How to guides

Refer to the 'how to' guides for help and guidance on planning matters and our related records systems.

View and find applications, enforcement and appeals 1995-2024

View and comment on planning applications

Please read our guide to commenting and personal data and help with using the database above.

Search maps 

You can also find planning constraints using the 'Search maps' button above. Read guide 2 ‘using the map’ for help.

Please see Article 4 directive that applies to HMOs in Bedford and Kempston.  

Find application numbers 1948-1997

Please refer to guide 3 for assistance.

View all decision notices, S106 agreements and enforcement notices 

You need the application numbers to view the documentation. Please refer to the 'how to' guides and the links above to find your numbers.

View decision notices and S106 documents 1948-2024

For enforcement notices read the spreadsheet and guide on this link:

Enforcement notices 1957-2017

The register for notices from 2018 onwards is on the link "View and comment on planning applications" above or you can find notices by address on the “Search maps” link also above.

View Bedfordshire County Council documents

View planning documents owned by the former Bedfordshire County Council:  

View Bedfordshire County Council applications

View other planning documentation

View other planning documentation

This includes:

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