Residents are invited to have their say on proposed modifications to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan during a six-week consultation.
Launched today (19 March 2021), the consultation seeks views on the Main Modifications being proposed, as well as a Sustainability Appraisal report and a Habitats Regulations Assessment addendum.
Other proposed modifications include changes to Local Plan Policies Maps.
In addition to the consultation documents, the Council has also published additional (minor) modifications, as well as a ‘strikethrough’ version of the Local Plan. These do not form part of the consultation, the Council said these are to help inform people of the proposed modifications.
The Local Plan, which is currently being examined by independent Planning Inspectors, outlines proposed development across the Council area until 2035.
This Main Modifications consultation follows on from public hearings that took place during summer 2019 and December 2020.
Cllr Kevin Collins, executive member for planning and regeneration, said:
“This is an important stage in moving the Local Plan forward and is a chance for residents and communities to have their say on the proposed modifications within the consultation.
“The Local Plan is one of our highest priorities as it will serve to protect the community against speculative development and ensure that we can shape communities with the supporting jobs, infrastructures and services that make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live.”
The consultation is open for of six weeks until 12pm Wednesday 5th May 2021, and can be viewed on CBC’s website.
All the stages of the Local Plan Examination are available on the Council’s website.