Local Plan 2040

Bedford Borough Council is preparing Local Plan 2040 which builds on the Local Plan 2030 strategy and rolls the planning of the Borough on a further 10 years to 2040.

The strategy explains where homes and jobs will be delivered through new allocations alongside the allocations already adopted in the Local Plan 2030.

Local Plan 2040 has now reached the Examination stage. More information can be found on the Local Plan 2040 Examination page.

Local Plan 2040: Plan for Submission consultation

The consultation on the Local Plan 2040: Plan for Submission has now closed.

The consultation took place between 15 June 2022 and 29 July 2022.

The plan was approved for consultation purposes by the Council’s Executive on 27 April 2022.

For information purposes the Local Plan 2040: Plan for Submission, a short summary leaflet and the supporting documents can be found below:

View responses to the consultation at bedford.oc2.uk

View index of Representation number / organisation name

More information on the timetable can be found in the Local Development Scheme.

Previous consultations

Local Plan Review

The Draft Plan: Strategy options and draft policies consultation was held between 29 June and 3 September 2021.

The consultation has now closed and the documents are available for reference:

View responses to the consultation at bedford.oc2.uk

Issues and Options responses

The Issues and Options consultation held between 14 July and 4 September 2020 was the first step in deciding the content of the Borough’s new local plan. 

The consultation is now closed and the documents are available for reference:

View the Issues and Options responses at bedford.oc2.uk 

Call for sites

Following the call for sites earlier this summer the Planning Policy Team has collated information about the sites that were submitted.

Over 440 sites were received. The information is available to view here geographically: Bedford call for sites.

See our simple instructions to assist you when using the online system.

Please email planning.policy@bedford.gov.uk if you have any queries.