Enforcement deals with the situation that arises when development has taken place without the benefit of planning permission or a condition imposed on a planning permission has been ignored or abused.
The authorities will deal with most of such cases but the council has responsibility for enforcement in respect of Minerals and Waste matters.
The council has adopted an Enforcement Protocol which sets out the Authority's role in enforcement and the standards it intends to follow in this area of its work. Copies are available from the Development Planning and Control Section at County Hall.
An annual Enforcement, Appeals and Monitoring report is produced to summarise our work in these areas. The most recent report (PDF 913KB) went to Development Control Committee in July 2008.
Minerals and waste planning is the control of mineral extraction and waste management developments, through forward planning, determining planning applications, monitoring and enforcement.Minerals and Waste Development Framework
The Minerals and Waste Local Development Framework (owned jointly with Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council), is a set of documents which will contain policies for making decisions on planning applications for quarries and waste management developments.Mineral Safeguarding Areas consultation
As part of the preparations for a Minerals and Waste Core Strategy for Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, and Luton Borough Council, a public consultation on Mineral Safeguarding Areas will be undertaken from February 28 to 10 April 2011.
Minerals and Waste development management
In relation to Development Management for mineral extraction and waste management, there is a shared service between Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils. Any Planning Applications, queries or complaints should be sent to:
Joint Minerals and Waste Planning Team
Central Bedfordshire Council
Tel: 0300 300 8307
You can submit forms electronically to MWApplications@centralbedfordshire.gov.ukMinerals and Waste enforcement
The team also has responsibility for enforcement in respect of Minerals and Waste matters, and to this end has produced an Enforcement Protocol which sets out the Authorities role in enforcement and the standards it intends to follow in this area of work. Copies are available from the Minerals and Waste Team.