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About the consultation

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The pre-submission consultation (Regulation 19) ran between 11 January (10am) and 22 February 2018 (5pm) and is now closed. We read, collated and analysed all of the comments received and these were forwarded to the independent planning inspector, alongside the Local Plan when it was submitted to the Secretary of State on 30 April, 2018.

We had 6,303 comments (representations) in response to the final round of consultation (Regulation 19), which closed on 22 February, 2018. Every single representation was processed read and considered; the same as we did following the previous consultation (Regulation 18) last summer.

You can read any of these comments online (link opens in new window). There is a magnifying glass icon next to each chapter/comment point, which allows you to view comments on that topic. Alternatively, you can search the representations.

Breakdown of comments from the pre-submission consultation (Regulation 19)

Representations from consultation 11 Jan - 22 Feb 2018 to date
Type of representation
Number of representations
Percentage of total representations
Web representations
2,576
41%
Email representations
1,529
24%
Forms
1,634
26%
Letter representations
564
9%
Total
6,303
100%

Pie chart: Representations from consultation, 11 January - 22 February 2018 to date

Draft Local Plan (Regulation 19) processed representations to date
Type of representation
Number of representations
Percentage of total representations
Comment
1,281
20%
Object
4,577
73%
Support
445
7%

Pie chart: Processed representations to date

Background information

To help people have their say, we provided the following information, YouTube video (link opens in new window) and held drop-in events.

The Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF 233.9KB) provided more information on how to have your say and the availability of the consultation documents.

You can still download the full copy of the Local Plan (PDF 16.2MB) and the proposed submission policy map (PDF 6.6MB) (see Local Plan appendices for more detailed maps).

For ease of use, we also split the full copy of the Local Plan down into sections for you to download:

Local Plan events

During the consultation, we held four drop-in events where people spoke to council officers and asked questions.

All of the events were open to the public to drop in any time between 3pm - 7:30pm.

  • Thursday 18 January - Barton Rovers Football Club
  • Thursday 25 January - Lidlington Village Hall
  • Tuesday 30 January - Arlesey Village Hall
  • Thursday 8 February - Biggleswade Orchard Centre
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