Step 1: is the site in Bedford Borough Council area?
Step 2: are the works permitted development?
Find out what to do for development in conservation areas.
Permitted development rights can also be withdrawn on a property/site so this will need to be checked before starting any work, you can do this on the map search.
Find out more about dropped kerbs.
Step 3: refer to Guide 6
Page 5 in Guide 6 gives advice on how to amend a determined application. Page 2 provides our policy on personal data.
Step 4: submit a planning enquiry
There is no duty planning offer you can speak to over the phone. To obtain a response from planning you need to complete and submit the pre-application planning advice form which must be accompanied by:
An Ordnance Survey, to scale, location plan with the site outlined in red. This must not be a screen dump or copy from any website. Any other documentation or information to be supplied is detailed on the form.
A fee is charged for this pre-application planning advice. The list of fees and exemptions is shown below. Please note N/A on this list means the option is not available.
To pay please submit the fee online by using the e-form below, or call 01234 718068 during business hours detailed here or send a cheque to Bedford Borough Council quoting on the back the site address or e-form number provided after you submit .
- Pre application planning advice fee list and exemptions including the archaeology charging schedule Jan 2019 (PDF)
- Request for pre-application and other planning advice online form
- Request for pre-application advice paper copy form (PDF)
Please refer to the privacy notice on the e-form for details on personal data. You can also refer to How to Guide 6.
Minerals and waste pre-application enquiries
The minerals and waste planning service is provided by a team based at Central Bedfordshire Council. All minerals and waste related enquiries should therefore be sent to: MWapplications@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Full details of the charging scheme are provided below: