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Planning policy consultations

Possible changes to the self-build and custom housebuilding register

The Council is considering whether to divide the Register into two parts in order to give priority to those with a local connection. Before making a decision, we would like to hear your views

Trees and Development SPD

Notice in respect of the preparation of Supplementary Planning Document.

The Council is preparing a document which will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document.

Local Plan 2030 Policy 38 requires new tree planting as part of a proposed landscaping scheme to have regard to the Council’s Trees and Development SPD.

The document will provide information on the types of trees that should be included as part of landscaping, and guidance on installation and future maintenance that is suitable for particular types of development.

The Council is starting the process of the preparation of this document.

In accordance with the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement, the Council is inviting comments on what the SPD should contain.

If you would like to make comments please do so by 5pm on 28 September either by emailing or write to us at:

Planning Policy Team
Planning Services
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP

Please affix a stamp as this is not a freepost address.