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We've received Planning Inspector feedback on draft Local Plan

Monday, 14 October 2019

Following a public examination of Central Bedfordshire’s draft Local Plan this summer, The Planning Inspectorate has now provided us with formal feedback.

This has been welcomed as an important step forward in the thorough and comprehensive process of agreeing the Local Plan.

Whilst many critical areas of policy have been accepted without commentary, there are a number of issues which require some further work.

Councillor Kevin Collins, our Executive Member for Regeneration and Planning, said:

It’s usual practice for the Inspectors to suggest modifications to draft plans and because we got a steer during the hearings on the issues that needed to be addressed, we’ve already begun work on these.

We welcome the feedback and are pressing ahead with purpose and pace. Delivery of our Local Plan is one of our highest priorities because it will serve to protect the community against speculative development and ensure that we can build communities with the supporting jobs, infrastructures and services that make a Central Bedfordshire a great place to live.

Find out more about our Local Plan.