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Development plan documents

The development plan documents below set out the spatial strategy for Bedford Borough.

A ‘spatial strategy’ is one which takes into account social, economic and environmental factors such as health and housing, and which does not purely focus on the regulation and the control of land.

Preparing these documents is an ongoing process and each document can take years to get adopted.

The policies in these documents also form the basis for making decisions on planning applications submitted to the Council.

The Policies map is in the process of being updated to reflect the Local Plan 2030 policies and consequential changes.

There are also made Neighbourhood Plans.


Please refer to the Neighbourhood Plan page for more information.