Advice for Planning Applications and Pre-Planning Enquiries
When assessing planning applications and
pre-planning enquiries the Highway Development Control team must
take into account the following:
- Impact of the proposal on highway safety
- Compliance with highway design standards, both local and national
- Existing and future capacity of the local
- Accessibility of the site by all modes of
- Parking for non-motorised and
- Mitigation measures in relation to any
- Travel plans
As part of assessing suitability of
development proposals the team is responsible for securing
funding for off-site highway infrastructure improvements as
well as measures such as traffic calming, footway/cycleway
provision and public transport services.
Controlled Parking Zones
It should be noted that there are a number of areas in the
Bedford Borough which have controlled parking zones (CPZs).
Developers should note that permits for the CPZs will not be issued
for occupiers of new developments or conversions due to the
existing demand for such permits. Further information on this can
be found via the Parking Shop.
Please use the information on the these pages as your initial
source of information.
Specific or detailed highways/transport related planning
enquiries can be sent in via the Development Management planning
pre-application advice service for which charges may apply.
We can give limited general advice by telephone on 01234