Bedford Borough Council – Local Plan consultation

Bedford Borough has launched a consultation on its Local Plan.

The consultation set to run for 6 weeks to Tuesday 30th October 2018.

The Local Plan 2030 sets out proposals for growth and development in Bedford Borough to 2030. As well as allocations for the building of new homes, it also includes provision for jobs and the development of facilities such as schools, transport and shops to support new communities.

This follows a consultation that was held on the draft ‘Plan for Submission’ between January and March 2018, which received over 3,200 individual comments.

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Bedford Borough Council’s LibraryPlus attracts over 7,500 members

LibraryPlus scheme offers greater access to Wootton Library

LibraryPlus, Bedford Borough Council’s scheme to increase library usage, has gained over 7,500 members since its launch.

In September last year the Borough’s libraries started working in a whole new way. This included the start of self-service hours through LibraryPlus membership at Wootton Library.

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Heritage Open Days are back in Bedford Borough

Celebrate history and architecture across Bedford Borough this September with Heritage Open Days. This year the event runs from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September.

Volunteers will be showcasing hidden stories and architectural treasures across the Borough, all completely free. Such as Bedfordshire’s only complete windmill and a free town centre guided walk of ‘Bedford’s Historical Plaques: Blue, Bronze and Others’. This tour is a chance to find out some of the fascinating history behind the ordinary doors and windows in Bedford.

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Residents in Bedford Borough are reminded that their vote matters

Bedford Borough Council is sending out Voter Registration detail forms all the households in its area. Residents are being asked to look out for the forms and respond ASAP.

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Business News: Looking for Business Space in Bedford?

New business space available this autumn
Bedford i-Hub on Cauldwell Street is set to open in October. It will be a new business incubator centre in the middle of town.

The i-Hub is a 3000 square foot Georgian building brought back into use following investment by Bedford Borough Council.

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Allhallows Car Park To Open 24/7

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ImagiNation Digital Arts Workshop at Bedford Borough Libraries

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More Support Services for Rough Sleepers in Bedford Borough

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Tooth decay in 5-year-olds continues to decline

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Bedford Borough Council News and information

Bedford Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. It is a unitary authority and has the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Bedford Borough Council was formed in 2009 after the Bedfordshire County Council ceased to exist.

The executive of the council is the directly elected mayor of Bedford.

The borough contains the 71st largest urban area in the UK (Bedford and Kempston), and is surrounded by a rural area with many villages. Three quarters of the borough’s population live in less than 6% of the borough’s total area.

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP

Telephone: 01234 267422