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Do I need planning permission?

STEP 1: DOES BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL COVER PLANNING WITHIN YOUR AREA?  

Click on the link below to check that you have contacted the correct Local Planning Authority.

BEDFORD BOROUGH PLANNING MAP

 

STEP 2: ARE THE WORKS PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT?

Click on the link below to find out if your development is classed as permitted development. Please note that permitted development can be removed from certain properties therefore it is advised that this is checked before starting any work. Please refer to 'How To Guide' 12 for more permitted development guidance.  

INTERACTIVE HOUSE

 

STEP 3: CHECK THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SECTION 

Your question could have already been answered on the planning FAQ page. These questions cover a broad range of topics and will either answer your enquiry or direct you to where the answer is. After clicking on the link above select 'Environment & Planning' within the 'All Categories' section and 'Planning' within the 'All Sub-Categories' section then click 'Search'.

                           PLANNING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                           

 

STEP 4: SUBMIT A PLANNING ENQUIRY

All planning enquiries need to be submitted in writing by either completing the planning advice E-form or by sending in a paper copy. A fee is charged for this advice. The list of fees and exemptions is shown below:

PLANNING ADVICE FEE LIST & EXEMPTIONS

For full details of the Archaeology charging schedule please click here

 

 

PLANNING ADVICE E-FORM

 

If you would prefer to print a paper copy please click here

 

Payment can be made through the E-form or contact Customer Services on 01234 718068 between the following times: 8.45am - 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am - 5pm Friday.

Cheques should be made payable to Bedford Borough Council.

The Customer Service Centre is open from 8.45am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am - 4.45pm Friday if you require assistance in person.

 

Minerals and Waste Pre-application Enquiries

The Minerals and Waste planning service is provided by a team based at Central Bedfordshire Council. All Minerals and Waste related enquiries should therefore be sent to MWapplications@centralbedforshire.gov.uk

 

Please note that as from 1 May 2012 there will be a charge for this advice. Full details of the charging scheme are provided below:

Minerals & Waste pre-application advice form

Minerals & Waste pre-application guidance notes

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Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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