The Core Strategy and Rural Issues Plan set out the long-term spatial vision for Bedford Borough to 2021. It was adopted by the Council on the 16 April 2008 and was replaced by Local Plan 2030. It is no longer part of the development plan and is included here for reference only.
- Core Strategy and Rural Issues Plan (April 2008) (PDF)
- Adoption Statement (PDF)
- Adoption Sustainability Statement (PDF)
- Inspector’s Report (PDF)
The plan was produced between 2005 and 2008. Consultation was undertaken at various stages in accordance with the appropriate Regulations and the Council’s document, the Statement of Community Involvement. Many responses were received.
The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in July 2006 and an independent Inspector held formal hearing sessions during September-October 2007 and January 2008. The Inspector concluded the plan was sound in his report of 12 February 2008.