Current consultations

Consultation on new secondary school in Houghton Regis

We are currently at the pre-planning design stage for our new school in Houghton Regis and we are taking the opportunity to seek the views of the local community ahead of the planning application being submitted. The date for submission of the planning application has been tentatively set for the end of August 2020.

Consultation opened: Friday, 31 July 2020
Consultation closes: Friday, 14 August 2020

Find out more about our consultation on a new secondary school in Houghton Regis

Consultation on Woodside local development order

We want to see significant job creation in the future, so we are committed to help existing businesses and employment areas grow through flexible and positive planning measures. To this end, we’re planning to revise and re-adopt a local development order (LDO) for Dunstable’s Woodside Industrial Estate and extend it to cover adjacent areas such Houghton Hall Business Park. LDOs allow minor works and changes of use to be carried out without the need for planning permission.

Consultation opened: Monday, 27 July
Consultation closes: Monday, 27 September

View details of the Woodside consultation.

Local Plan

The consultation on the additional evidence submitted to the Planning inspector is now published for comment.
Consultation opened: 10am, 18 June 2020
Consultation closes: 5pm, 12 August 2020

Current surveys


Survey started: Wednesday 1 July 2020
Survey ends: Friday 31 July 2020

If you have used Central Bedfordshire SENDIASS, the team would love to hear from you to see where their strengths and areas for improvement are.

Fill in the SENDIASS survey

Other consultations

England’s Economic Heartland Draft Transport Strategy

England’s Economic Heartland (the local-authority-led strategic advisory group) has produced a Draft Transport Strategy for our region. It’s designed to support a green recovery from COVID-19 and sustainable economic growth.

Find out more about the draft strategy on England's Economic Heartland's website.

Changes to ward boundaries

Proposed boundary changes for wards in Central Bedfordshire.

A428 Black Cat roundabout

Highways England is asking people who live, work and travel in and around Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to have their say on the latest designs for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements in the latest consultation.

Visit Highways England's website to have your say.


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