Central Bedfordshire Council Updates – Development Strategy

Please see below a Central Bedfordshire Council Update regarding the recent consultation on the Development Strategy.

Did you comment on the Development Strategy?

On 24 October 2014 the Central Bedfordshire Development Strategy together with the supporting evidence and all comments received during formal consultation, were submitted to the Secretary of State.

The most recent consultation ran from 30 June to 26 August 2014 and received more than 1,600 responses. These responses will now be considered by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to determine whether the Plan is “sound” and legally compliant.

It is expected that the Inspector will hold a Public Examination next spring. Individuals who made objections and sought changes to the document during the formal consultation and requested to attend the hearings will be invited to attend the hearing sessions to present their argument to the Planning Inspector verbally.

For those who do not wish to attend the hearing sessions, the Planning Inspector will still consider their written comments. All comments, whether made in writing or verbally at the hearings, will carry the same weight.

For more information about the Development Strategy or to view the Submission documents please visit our website. Alternatively, copies of the submission documents can be viewed at the council offices in Chicksands and Dunstable during opening hours.