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The Inspectors’ final report has been received – see the main Local Plan 2030 page.

Local Plan 2030 examination hearing sessions took place during May and June 2019. On 15 July Bedford Borough Council received a letter from Inspectors Rivett and Jordan which refers to the modifications they consider are necessary to make the Plan sound. The letter can be found here:

Bedford Borough Council consulted on proposed modifications to the Local Plan 2030 for six weeks between 19 August and 1 October 2019.

The main modifications consultation has now closed

The proposed main modifications were identified following the hearing sessions which were held in May and June 2019 in order to resolve soundness issues.

The schedule of proposed main modifications and supporting document can be viewed below.

A version of the Local Plan 2030 showing the proposed main modifications is also available so that you can see the proposed changes in context.

Local Plan 2030 showing proposed modifications

Proposed main modifications are shown in red text. Green text shows the proposed additional modifications (see section below).

Additional modifications

The Council is also proposing additional modifications to the Plan. These are not required to make the plan sound but they either make the plan clearer and easier to understand or they correct factual errors.

A schedule of the proposed additional modifications can be viewed below:

Schedule of additional modifications

They are shown in green text in the Local Plan 2030 showing proposed modifications.

Additional hearing session

The proposed modifications relate to matters discussed at the hearings held in May and June 2019. However, the Inspectors have indicated that they consider that a further hearing session may be necessary to discuss MM26 – Land north of Beverley Crescent, Bedford.

Therefore, a further hearing session has been provisionally arranged to commence at 0930 on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP and will continue on Wednesday 23 October if necessary.

The Inspectors will make a final decision on whether or not the further hearing is necessary once they have considered the representations made on the proposed main modifications.

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