The new Local Plan for Central Bedfordshire is making progress. It was resolved at the Council’s Executive Committee on 20th June, that the consultation on the draft Plan will start on 4th July for eight weeks.
The emerging Local Plan sets out the Council’s overall strategy for development in Central Bedfordshire up to 2035. It will address delivering much needed homes, jobs, services and facilities over that period. Taking account of 23,000 homes that are already due to be built in the area, there is need for an additional 20,000 to 30,000 new homes over the Plan period. In addition, more than 24,000 new jobs are needed, as well as road and rail improvements, new schools, shops, leisure and community facilities, and green spaces.
The draft version of the Local Plan has been published as part of the papers for the Executive Committee and is available online. It follows on from previous stakeholder workshops, call for sites, community planning exhibitions and ‘Shaping Central Bedfordshire’ consultation in late 2016.
We summarise the key proposals in the Local Plan below:
These key proposals and issues are supported by substantial technical work, which will be published when the public consultation begins. The public consultation presents opportunities to comment on the draft Local Plan in order to further promote your land for development.
If you would like to know more about the Local Plan’s progress please get in touch with one of the team today.
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