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.
STEP 2: ARE THE WORKS PERMITTED
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
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
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
ADVICE FEE LIST & EXEMPTIONS
details of the Archaeology charging schedule please click
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 -
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
Please note that as from 1 May 2012 there will be a charge for
this advice. Full details of the charging scheme are provided
& Waste pre-application advice form
& Waste pre-application guidance notes