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Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030: Plan for Submission consultation

18 September – 30 October 2018


Bedford Borough Council has prepared the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030: Plan for Submission and is consulting on it before sending it to the Planning Inspectorate for independent scrutiny. The consultation commences on 18 September 2018 and will last for six weeks ending on 30 October 2018.


If you sent a representation during the January to March 2018 consultation your comments are still valid; you don’t need to resubmit them. However you can add to those comments or make a new submission on another part of the plan if you would like to. If you haven’t commented on the local plan before, please take this opportunity to get involved. We welcome representations on any part of the draft plan 2030.


It is the Borough Council’s intention that the document will eventually be adopted as part of the development plan. The timetable for the adoption of the plan is set out in the Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) and the LDS can be viewed at


Copies of the Plan for Submission and supporting documents can also be viewed on the Council’s website at


Bedford Borough Council has published its Local Plan 2030 for submission for a six week period of public consultation from Tuesday 18 September 2018 to 5 pm on Tuesday 30 October 2018 and your comments on the soundness of the Plan are invited. 

The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030 sets out borough wide planning policies and makes specific site allocations and land designations in the borough. It provides detailed proposals to meet the borough’s development requirements up to 2030. The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030 covers the whole of the Bedford Borough administrative area.

Paper copies of the Local Plan 2030: Plan for Submission and supporting documents are available to view at the Council’s Customer Service Centre in Horne Lane, Bedford and at the following libraries during normal opening hours:

Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford
Wootton Library, Lorraine Road, Wootton
Bromham Library, Springfield Drive, Bromham
Putnoe Library, Putnoe Street, Bedford
Kempston Library, Halsey Road, Kempston