Friday 20 November 2015
Development Strategy withdrawn
Full Council agreed at their meeting last night to withdraw the Development Strategy. The Council will commence work on a new Local Plan for Central Bedfordshire but no timetable has been confirmed yet.
Friday 13 November 2015
Luton & Central Bedfordshire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update (Summer 2015)
Opinion Research Services (ORS) is an independent social research company that specialises in housing research. ORS was commissioned by Central Bedfordshire and Luton Borough Councils to update their Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). (PDF 2.4MB) The primary purpose of this study is to identify the scale and mix of housing and the range of tenures that the local population is likely to need over the coming years. The outputs from the study will provide important evidence to inform future planning policy in the area
Wednesday 7 October 2015
At the Council’s Executive Meeting on 6th October 2015, Members agreed to recommend to Full Council (19th November 2015) that the Development Strategy be withdrawn and to discontinue legal proceedings. Members noted that work would begin immediately on a new Local Plan.
A new plan-making programme (Local Development Scheme) will be published in due course.
Monday 13 July 2015
The Council is publishing the CIL Draft Charging Schedule from Monday 13 July 2015 for a period of six weeks until Monday 24 August and we are inviting you to express your views by taking part in the consultation.
The documents have been made available to view at the Council Offices in Chicksands and Dunstable (opening times from 8:30 to 17:00 Mon -Thurs and 8:30 - 16:00 on Friday) and the main libraries across Central Bedfordshire (opening times vary)
Monday 22 June 2015
The first phase of our challenge to the Planning Inspectorate’s report into our Development Strategy took place at a hearing on June 16. This was to consider whether the court would grant us leave to have an appeal heard in the High Court. Disappointingly the Judge did not support our case, focusing on the mechanics of the plan making process.
This is clearly not the response we had hoped for, particularly in light of the Council’s proactive approach to sustainable growth. However, having considered our case, we have decided that it is right for us to continue to pursue our case through the Courts and we will now indicate our intention to do so.
Thursday 18 June 2015
Latest on the Development Strategy Judicial Review
At the court hearing on 16 June the Judge declined to grant permission to have our case heard in the High Court. The Council is considering it's position in light of this judgement and a further update will be posted once the Council has decided it's course of action.
Monday 15 December 2014
Call for Sites launched today.
Friday 7 November 2014
Land North of Luton and Sundon RFI Framework Plan, consultation on the Draft Framework Plan starts on Monday 10 November and closes on Monday 15 December 2014
On Friday 24th October 2014, The Council submitted the development plan for Central Bedfordshire and all of its supporting documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 27th August 2014
Development Strategy Pre-Submission consultation closed on Tuesday 26th August 2014.
Wednesday 27th August 2014
Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan Examination
The council is seeking withdrawal of the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan.
Monday 23 June 2014
Submission of the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan to the Secretary of State.
Friday 6 June 2014
Land at Potton Road, Biggleswade development brief was adopted by Executive on 27 May as technical guidance for Development management purposes.