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Local Plan 2040

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a new local plan. The Draft Plan: Strategy options and draft policies consultation was held between 29 June and 3 September 2021

The consultation has now closed however documents are available below for reference.

Responses to the consultation are now being analysed and will assist us in writing the submission version of the plan. The timetable for the preparation of Local Plan 2040 is published in the Local Development Scheme.

Previous consultations

Local Plan Review

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

The consultation is now closed however documents are available below for reference.

Issues and Options responses

Responses to the Issues and Options consultation are now available to view. These will help us write a draft plan which you will have the opportunity to comment on in mid 2021.

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.