Employment Land Study
This document is a background document for the Submission
Version of the Core Strategy and Rural Issues Plan and
for the Submission Version of the Town Centre Area Action Plan.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1
A Level 2 assessment of strategic flood risk has been completed
for the borough area (minus the town centre which as its own SFRA
to support the Town Centre Area Action Plan.
The Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment mapping supersedes
that prepared for the Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Landscape Character Assessment
Consultants LUC worked with Bedford Borough
Council to prepare an update to the 2007 landscape character
assessment for Bedford Borough. The 2014 landscape character
assessment provides technical guidance and evidence to underpin
planning and landscape management decisions in the borough.
View 2014 Landscape Character Assessment (29MB)
Bedford Borough Council commissioned GVA Grimley in June 2005 to
complete a retail study for the borough. The purpose of this study
is to provide robust and up to date information for the development
of Local Development Framework documents.
Study Main Report
Study Plan 1
Study Plan 2
Strategic Housing Market Assessment
Sets out the Objectively Assessed Housing Need for Bedford
Borough. Supports the emerging Local Plan 2035.
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Bedford's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
was published in March 2010. This technical study assesses
potential housing sites in order to provide evidence on housing
supply. The study informs the Bedford Development Framework,
specifically the Allocations and Designations Plan.
Report Update 2011
Bedford Waterspace Strategy
This study is intended to provide a framework for promoting
river related projects, which will help stimulate long-term
regeneration of the river corridor within the Bedford Area.
Bedford Waterspace Strategy 2011
Water Cycle Study
The Council has worked with partners Anglian Water, Central
Bedfordshire Council, the Environment Agency and the Internal
Drainage Board Bedford Group to produce a Water Cycle Study. The
study is in two parts, an Outline Report and a Detailed Report. The
Water Cycle Study addresses water infrastructure issues associated
with the delivery of growth to 2021.