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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.

 

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View Employment Land Study Report

View Employment Land Study Appendices

View Employment Land Study Map 1a 

View Employment Land Study Map 1b

View Employment Land Study Map 2a

View Employment Land Study Map 2b

View Employment Land Study Map 3a

View Employment Land Study Map 3b

 

 

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.

 

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View Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 update

View Figure 1 - Flood zones

View Figure 2 - Recorded Historic Flooding and Sewer Flooding

View Figure 3 - Surface Water Flooding

View Figure 4 - Area Susceptible to Groundwater Flooding

View Figure 5 - British Geological Society Bedrock Geology

View Figure 6 - British Geological Society Bedrock Aquifer Designation

View Figure 7 - Environment Agency Flood Warning and Flood Alert Areas

View Figure 8 - Hazard Mapping 1 in 25 Year Event

View Figure 9 - Hazard Mapping 1 in 100 Year Event

View Figure 10 - Hazard Mapping 1 in 1000 Year Event

View Figure 11 - Hazard Mapping 1 in 100 Year Event Plus Climate Change

View Figure 12 - Flood Defences, Flood Storage Areas and Structures

 

 

Landscape Character Assessment 2014Landscape 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)

 

 

Retail Study

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.

View Retail Study Main Report

View Retail Study Appendix

View Retail Study Plan 1

View Retail Study Plan 2

 

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Sets out the Objectively Assessed Housing Need for Bedford Borough. Supports the emerging Local Plan 2035.

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Strategic Housing Market Assessment

 

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.

View SHLAA Methodology

View SHLAA Report 2010

View SHLAA Report Update 2011

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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.

 

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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.

 

Outline Water Cycle Strategy May 2009

Bedford and Mid Beds outline water cyce strategy 2009 coverMain Report

Appendices A - I

Appendix J

 

Detailed Water Cycle Study April 2012

Bedford and Central Beds north area detailed water space study 2012 coverPart 1 - Introduction, Ch 1 and 2

Part 2 - Ch 3 and 4

Part 3 - Ch 5 and 6, Glossary

Appendices

 

 

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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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