Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood plan examinations for Central Bedfordshire

Another four parishes submitted their final draft neighbourhood plans to us and these have all completed their Regulation 16 consultations. Arrangements are currently underway to organise the examinations and details for each of the plans can be found below. The links below will take you to folders containing copies of the Neighbourhood Plans and their associated documents, all representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation and all relevant documents associated with the examination.

If a neighbourhood plan is successful at examination, it will proceed to a referendum to allow residents to vote. If the plan is successful at referendum, we'll 'make' the plan part of the development plan for the area and use it during the consideration of planning applications.

How to view physical copies of neighbourhood plans

Physical copies of the neighbourhood plans listed below can be viewed at our Priory House, Chicksands or Watling House, Dunstable offices. Please email localplan@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to arrange this.

Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Plan

The 6-week Regulation 16 consultation was 14 February to 29 March 2019.

Eaton Bray Parish Council appointed Andrew Freeman to independently examine the Neighbourhood Plan and upon receiving the final Examination Report there were a series of modifications that were proposed in order for the Plan to meet the basic conditions.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been amended based on the proposed modifications and will now proceed to referendum.

The date for the referendum is Thursday 3 October 2019; view Eaton Bray referendum information statement.

View Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Plan and all associated documents

Northill Neighbourhood Plan

The 6-week Regulation 16 consultation was 14 February to 29 March 2019.

Northill Parish Council appointed Patrick Whitehead to independently examine the Neighbourhood Plan and upon receiving the final Examination Report there were a series of modifications that were proposed in order for the Plan to meet the basic conditions.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been amended based on the proposed modifications and will now proceed to referendum.

The date for the referendum is Thursday 3 October 2019; view Northill referendum information statement.

View Northill Neighbourhood Plan and all associated documents

Potton Neighbourhood Plan

The 6-week Regulation 16 consultation was 14 February to 29 March 2019.

Potton Town Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to independently examine the Neighbourhood Plan and upon receiving the final Examination Report there were a series of modifications that were proposed in order for the Plan to meet the basic conditions.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been amended based on the proposed modifications and will now proceed to referendum.

The date for the referendum is Thursday 3 October 2019; view Potton referendum information statement.

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Silsoe Neighbourhood Plan

The 6-week Regulation 16 consultation was 14 February to 29 March 2019.

Silsoe Parish Council appointed Nigel McGurk to independently examine the Neighbourhood Plan and upon receiving the final Examination Report there were a series of modifications that were proposed in order for the Plan to meet the basic conditions.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been amended based on the proposed modifications and will now proceed to referendum.

The date for the referendum is Thursday 3 October 2019; view Silsoe referendum information statement.

View Silsoe Neighbourhood Plan and all associated documents