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Local Plan update
29 March 2018

Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan has proposed 20,000 new homes during the Plan period to 2035. Major housing growth has been allocated east of Biggleswade, Marston Moretaine, north of Luton and east of Arlesey, with smaller sites distributed within existing towns and villages. 
  • The Plan has been prepared and it is intended to be submitted to the planning inspector by the end of March. It is anticipated that if the Plan is found to be sound by the planning inspector, it can be adopted by the Council around October 2018.

Milton Keynes Council

  • Plan:MK has proposed approximately 29,000 new homes, however almost 22,000 have either been completed since 2016 or have an existing planning permission. The Plan also proposes between 28,000 to 32,000 new jobs.
  • Submission of the Plan to the planning inspector should take place by the end of March, with adoption anticipated by the end of 2018.

Aylesbury Vale District Council

  • The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan was submitted to the planning inspector on 28th February. Hearing dates have yet to be published but anticipated adoption is expected by the end of 2018.
  • AVDC has proposed 27,000 new homes during the Plan period to 2033, which includes a large expansion of Aylesbury and smaller growth planned for Buckingham, Haddenham and Winslow, along with the redevelopment of the RAF Halton site. In addition, a small number of allocations have been distributed to villages within the district.

Bedford Borough Council

  • Bedford Borough Council extended its final consultation period to the end of March, with a view to submit the final version to the planning inspector by the end of May. It is anticipated that the Plan would be adopted early 2019.
  • Bedford Borough has planned for an additional 7,820 new dwellings to be distributed across the Borough. Major growth has been allocated for Colworth Garden Village, north of Sharnbrook, for approximately 2,500 new dwellings during the Plan period to 2035. Almost 2,500 new dwellings will be provided within Bedford’s urban area and an additional 1,000 dwellings will be provided through the redevelopment of the former Stewartby Brickworks site.
  • Growth within smaller rural settlements will be allocated through the parishes’ Neighbourhood Plan process.
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