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Search plans

Search plans so that you can:

  • view planning documents and applications
  • submit a comment (read 'how to' guide 5 before making a comment)
  • check planning history from 1948 to date
  • check planning constraints on the map
  • read the 'how to' guides for assistance with above and planning processes

Documents include: 

  • application correspondence
  • plans
  • decision notices 
  • S106 Agreements
  • Tree Preservations Orders
  • listed building descriptions
  • enforcement notices
  • appeal decisions
  • officer reports
  • link to policy documents used when making a decision

Personal data policies

Look at our 'how to' guides for details on our policies on personal data:

Submit a planning enquiry

You can check if you need planning permission or for a response from planning by submitting a planning enquiry.

Planning advice

You will need to follow the steps, complete the planning advice E-form and pay the fee: Planning advice fee and exemptions list

Planning application

Submit a planning application

Please follow the steps on this page and refer to the Validation Lists. How to Guide 6 can assist.

Planning enforcement

Make a planning enforcement complaint

Appeals

Enquire about appeals

s106

Submit a S106 enquiry

Community infrastructure levy

Enquire about CIL

Please also see the following documents

Planning services

Customer services can help you: 
 
  • navigate online planning information
  • assist with enquiries
  • take payments
  • provide access to documents not online and copies

Telephone 

01234 718068

Lines are open:

  • 8:45am to 5:15pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 8:45am to 5pm, Friday

Email 

planning@bedford.gov.uk

Customer Service Centre

Horne Lane
Bedford

Opening hours: 8:45am - 5pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8:45am to 4:45pm (Friday)

Post

Planning Services
4th Floor
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP

Complaints

If you have a complaint about the Planning Services Department, then please go through the Council's Complaints Procedure.

If you are still not happy then you can go to the Local Government Ombudsman, who is an independent person that investigates allegations of maladministration causing injustice to the person who has complained.

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