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Latest news and updates

20 December 2019

The Council has received the Inspectors’ report and the examination has now finished. For more information see the Local Plan 2030 web page. 

6 November 2019

The Hearing Sessions are now complete and the Council is currently awaiting the Inspectors’ Report. Further information will be posted on this page when it is available.

1 October 2019

The main modifications consultation will close at 5pm this evening.

19 August 2019

The Council has published proposed main modifications for consultation. More information can be viewed on the Main Modifications page.

17 July 2019

The Inspectors have written to the Council following the hearing sessions,  and their letter can be viewed in the examination documents reference ED50.

  • ED50 Inspectors' Letter to Bedford Borough Council following the Hearing Sessions of the Examination in Public of the Bedford Local Plan 

17 June 2019

During the first two weeks of the hearing sessions the Inspectors asked the Council to provide additional information and the Council has submitted the following examination documents

  • ED26 Housing Trajectory Update Note
  • ED27 Site Allocations Policies and Policy criteria relating to flood matters
  • ED28 Housing Opportunity Sites
  • ED29 Site selection Process 
  • ED30 Bedford Borough Council 2030 Affordable Housing Forecast – update June 2019

23 May 2019

The Inspectors have accepted the following additional hearing statements:- 

Matter 4 Sharnbrook Parish Council and Oakley Parish Council 

Matter 6 and 7 Biddenham:  Biddenham Parish Council and Cllr Jon Gambold

Matter 9: Ms. Jacqueline Brand 

The hearing statements can be viewed on the hearing sessions page under the relevant Matter.

23 May 2019

The Council has submitted an updated position statement on the Housing Monitoring report 2018-2019. Three other documents have been updated as a result of the position statement and these can all be viewed in the Examination Documents with the references ED14-ED17 inclusive.

25 March 2019

The Inspectors’ Matters, issues and Questions, Guidance Notes for the Examination and Draft Hearing Sessions Programme are now available and can be viewed either on the Hearing Sessions or Examination Documents.

14 February 2019

The Inspectors have set provisional dates for the hearing sessions of the Examination of the Local Plan and details can be viewed on the Hearing Session pages