Search planning applications
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This link to search planning applications will take you to our online planning service where you can search for a planning application, view details of planning applications being considered by Central Bedfordshire Council. You can also monitor the progress of an application, view documents relating to planning applications (such as application forms, site plans, drawings, decision notices and other relevant papers for planning applications) as well as submit comments on application to us. This information in the online planning service is updated daily.
Central Bedfordshire Council seeks to ensure that the information it publishes on its web sites is up to date and accurate. However, the information on these web sites does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Council cannot accept any liability for any loss arising in any way whatsoever out of the use of its sites. The Council cannot be held responsible for the data policies, procedures or contents of any other web sites referenced by or linked to from its own web sites.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyrights Act (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.
Viewing plans and other documents
This service includes the ability to view related documentation such as application forms, site plans, drawings, decision notices and other relevant papers for planning applications.
The easiest way to make a comment on a planning application is online. When a planning application is in the consultation period, it is open for comment.
For further details on how to submit a comment online, please see our guidance notes (PDF 72KB).
Representations are welcomed from interested parties on any current planning application. If you do not want to comment on a planning application online, you can do so by writing to:
Assistant Director Development Management
Central Bedfordshire Council
All comments on planning applications are always taken into account. We may not always be able to make a decision which supports your comments on the planning application, but we will always take note of them. Occasionally comments on planning applications made can be deemed to be offensive in some way - in such instances you will be given an opportunity to revise your submission.
What can I comment on?
We can only take into account issues that are proper planning matters. Generally the main ones are as follows:
- amenity: impact on neighbours - overlooking, loss of daylight, overbearing impact, noise and disturbance, pollution
- design: impact on building, site, street scene etc. is it in keeping with the surrounding area?
- highways: suitability of access, parking, manoeuvring space, effect of traffic generation
- policies: are there any government policies or policies in the Local Development Framework which are relevant?
- history: any previous permissions on the site or nearby
We also consult a wide range of other bodies, both internal to the council and external, for more specialist advice which will include highways, drainage, nature conservation and pollution.
You can view details of planning applications, including:
- planning application forms
- plans and supporting statements currently being considered by the council
- planning decision notices
This information is updated daily. By following this link to our planning system, you are agreeing to the copyright notice below.
This link to our planning system will take you to our search guidelines which will assist you in finding the information you require.
Please note that not all documents are available online. Some of our files are either still in paper format or have previously been transferred onto microfiche.
Viewing documents offline
If you cannot find the information you require please telephone 0300 300 8307 and arrangements can be made for you to view the information at one of our offices. You will need Adobe acrobat viewer in order to be able to view associated documents.
It is important that you realise that plans, drawing and material submitted to the council are protected by the Copyrights Act (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and / or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner. By clicking on the link to our planning system, you agree to abide by this copyright notice before being able to view any documents.