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Local Plan 2032 Closed Consultations

The documents below are available for information only.

 

Consultation 2016

Additional evidence to support Local Plan

The consultation invited comments on the following documents which will inform the development of policies and allocations in the Local Plan.

The documents were available for comment between 4th January and 29th February 2016.

 

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Bedford Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) (Please note this is no longer the most up to date SHMA, see latest version found here)

Bedford Energy Efficiency Background Paper

Bedford Water Resources Background Paper

Bedford Borough Hotel Futures Update

Bedford Visitor Accommodation Review

 

Please note that comments received will be made public and may be attributed to source.

 

Consultation Paper 2015

This consultation invited comments on the general levels and distribution of development in the borough up to 2032. It also invited comments on a range of technical studies.

 

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Consultation paper 2015 - this is the summary document

Settlement Hierarchy Scoring Methodology

Settlement Hierarchy Scoring Matrix

Development Strategy and Site Selection Methodology

Bedford Town Centre Topic Paper

Bedford Benchmarking - Sustainable Transport Report

Bedford Retail Study

Commercial Leisure Needs Study

Objectively Assessed Need for Bedford - Please note this is no longer the most up to date OAN information, see latest version here

Housing Market Area Report

Economy and Employment Land Study

Local Green Space Selection Methodology

Addendum to Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal

2014 Issues and Options Responses Summary

 

Consultation on the Issues and Options 2014

As a first step in deciding the plan's content, the Council consulted on an Issues and Options Paper. The consultation, which included a call for sites, ran from 13th January to 24th February 2014.

 

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Issues and Options Paper

Leaflet summarising the main points of the Issues and Options Paper

Sustainability Appraisal - Issues and Options Paper Report

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

The Town Centre Paper

Bedford Borough Demographic Forecasts 2012-2032

 

The council requested details of potential development sites to be submitted through two separate 'call for sites' exercises (January 2014 and October 2015). In total approximately 640 sites have been submitted. Further information can be found here.

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Environment

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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