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Environment & Sustainable Communities

This directorate includes the following areas:

Car Parking; Fleet Maintenance; Highways; Transport Operations; Planning of land use; Planning Applications and Appeals; Building Control; Highways Development Management; Minerals and Waste Development; Community Safety; Ground Maintenance; Rivers; Parks and Open Spaces; Refuse and Recycling; Street Cleansing; Cemeteries and Crematoria; Environmental Health; Trading Standards.

2017 - 2018

Mental Health Accommodation Strategy

Mobile Library Consultation

The Higgins - Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

2015 - 2016

Affordable Warmth Strategy

Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035

Empty Homes Programme 2015/16

Learning Disability Accommodation Strategy

Pitch Fee Charges

2014 - 2015

Empty Homes Programme

Land North of Bromham Road (Addendum)

Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Planning Enforcement


2013 - 2014

Adoption of Open Space Supplementary Planning Document

Allocations & Designations Local Plan for adoption

Building Control Service

Climate Change Strategy

Draft Empty Homes Strategy 2013 - 2017

Draft Open Space SPD

Enforcement Policy

Greenspace Strategy 2012 - 2021

Local Plan Issues and Options Paper

Non introduction of additional parking controls, Prime Ministers area of Bedford

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document for adoption

Pre-Planning Application Charging for Advice

Revised Statement of Community Involvement  for adoption 

Street Cleansing and Litter Collection

Tenancy Strategy 2014 - 2017

Waste Management and Recycling


2012 - 2013

'A' Board Policy

Additional HMO Licensing

Anti-social Behaviour

Bedford Western Bypass

Client Transport

Community Safety Plan 2012 - 2014

Community Transport Support

Draft Planning Obligations

Fairhill Gypsy & Traveller Site Planning Application

Fleet Management

Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment - Meadow Lane, September 2012

Housing Strategy

Minerals & Waste Local Plan

Parking Policy

Planning Appeals

Public Transport Support

Revised Statement of Community Involvement  for adoption 

Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Rights of Way Policy Framework - Appendix 2

Street Lighting

Traffic Regulation Orders


Winter Maintenance


2011 - 2012

Allocations and Designations Plan

Allocations and Designations Plan (Gypsies and Travellers sites)

Bus Station Forecourt

Local Development Framework Allocations and Designations Plan (Gypsy & Travellers)


2010 - 2011

Bedford Borough Local Transport Plan (LTP 3)

Bedford CAMP and High Street Design Framework


Budget 2016 - 2017

Reduce number of Automatic Public Conveniences

Stop delivery of Sports Activities

Stop Summer Play Schemes


Budget 2013

M7 - Review Taxi Provision Arrangements (can be found on

Children's Services, Schools and Families page) 

W5 - Review of Environmental and Highway Services


Budget 2012

SV4 - Transfer Bowls Facilities

WF16 - Rationalise Access Development Officer Post


Budget 2012 - 2016

ESC 13 - Ashburnham Road

ESC 15 - Limited extension of Controlled Parking Zone 

ESC 16 - Automatic Number Plate Recognition

ESC 17 - Extend Controlled Parking Zone

ESC 18 - Introduction of Sunday charging

ESC 20 - Increase of Fees Relevant to Planning Services

ESC 25 - Increase Cemetery and Cremation Fees

ESC 26 - Cease Drainage / Reduction to Long Stay Immigration Inspection

ESC 29 - Charges for Rats

ESC 30 - Reduce Maintenance

ESC 31 - Use Service Tenants to Undertake Proposed Duties

ESC 32 - Reduction of Attended Public Conveniences

ESC 33 - Reduction of Unattended Public Conveniences

ESC 35 - Further Refuse and Recycling Route Optimisation inc four day week

ESC 36 - Reduction in Provision of Rural Bulky Waste Service

ESC 37 - Change to Hybrid Alternate Weekly Collections

ESC 50 - Restructure of Rangers Service & Community Safety Team


Budget 2011

E3: Review of Rights of Way Service

E4: Review of Contribution to the Marston Vale Trust

E5: Review Public Open Space

E9: Review of the Management of Town Centre Public Conveniences

E10: Review of Faults and Audits and E11 Review of Highway Inspection Arrangements

E21: Review of Route Support Networks
E25: Review of Homelessness Temporary Accommodation
E30: Review of Cemetery & Crematorium Fees



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