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23 January 2018Bedford Borough Local Plan Consultation

Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035: PLAN FOR SUBMISSION JANARY 2018

Bedford Borough Council is publishing its Local Plan 2035 for Submission for a six week period of public consultation from Monday 22nd January 2018 to 5 pm on Monday 5th March 2018 and your comments on the soundness of the Plan are invited.

The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 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 2035. The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 covers the whole of the Bedford Borough administrative area.

Paper copies of the Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission and supporting documents will be available to view at the Council's Customer Service 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

Paper copies of the Plan for Submission only will be available to view at the following libraries during normal opening hours.

Biggleswade Library, Chestnut Avenue, Biggleswade

Flitwick Library, Coniston Road, Flitwick

Rushden Library, Newton Road, Rushden

St. Neots Library, Priory Lane, St Neots

Bedford Mobile Library

You can also view the Plan and the supporting documents on the Council's website at www.bedford.gov.uk/localplan2035<http://www.bedford.gov.uk/localplan2035>


How to respond:

Comments on the soundness of the plan can be made by:

  *   Completing the online response form.

  *   Emailing a WORD version of the response form (available as above) to:planningforthefuture@bedford.gov.uk

  *   Completing a paper version of the response form and posting it to: Local Plan 2035, Planning Policy Team, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Bedford, MK42 9AP


Future Notification: Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following:

  *   When the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 has been submitted for independent examination under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended);

  *   When  the report of any person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 is published;

  *   When the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 has been adopted


Planning Policy Team

Bedford Borough Council

* 4th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP ' 01234 718070

* www.bedford.gov.uk

18 January 2018Keep North Beds Green Campaign

A campaign had been launched to try and persuade the Borough to build on sites with less green field land and better infrastructure than North Bedfordshire.  

Deatials are at http://www.keepnorthbedsgreen.org/ 

18 December 2017Christmas Bin collections & Recycling

Bedford BC has issued the following information on bin collections and recycling over Christmas.

Bin collections over the Festive period

With Christmas just around the corner, make sure you check when your bins are due for collection.  Bin collections will be delayed due to the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, with normal collections resuming on Monday 15th January 2018. 


To check your bin collection calendar, please use our online collection day finder. http://apps.bedford.gov.uk/bcs/search.aspx

Real Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree recycling

If you are celebrating Christmas this year with a real Christmas Tree, did you know you can recycle it in the New Year?  Once the festivities are over and the decorations have been taken down, you can take your real Christmas tree to one of our collection points for recycling, between 30th December and 12th January. Click here for a list of locations where you can recycle your tree. 


Christmas opening at the Recycling Centre

If you are planning a trip to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane over the festive period, please double check the opening hours below. 

The site closes at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. 

Please  arrive 10 minutes before closing time to allow enough time to unload. 

Small amounts of commercial waste can now be taken to the Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane, please visit our webpage for further information.


10 November 2017Green Waste Collections

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