Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan public consultation

Additional information published responding to Planning Inspector’s questions 

Following the Public Examination of Central Bedfordshire’s Local Plan last summer, the Planning Inspector asked the Council a number of questions.

In order to address these questions, the Council has submitted additional evidence the Inspectors, which is now available on the Council’s website for comment. The additional evidence consists of:

  • A supplementary Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and non-technical summary
  • 3 technical papers on housing, employment and transport
  • 6 additional evidence documents that have informed the work

All comments will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectors to assist their deliberations and any changes they recommend to the Local Plan. Cllr Kevin Collins, executive member for Planning and Regeneration, said:

“This is an important step in moving the Local Plan forward to adoption. Adoption of our Local Plan is one of our highest priorities because it will serve to protect the community against speculative development and ensure that we can build communities with the supporting jobs, infrastructures and services that make a Central Bedfordshire a great place to live.”

The consultation will run for eight weeks from 18th June to 5pm 12th August 2020.

You can view the documents and give your feedback online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/localplan.

Alternatively, you can make an appointment to view paper copies at the Council Offices in Chicksands (Priory House) and in Dunstable (Watling House) by calling 0300 300 4353.