Local Plan

The first draft of the CBC Local Plan Has been up for consultation with the community.

The Local Plan will need to plan positively to shape Central Bedfordshire over the period up to 2035. It identifies how many homes and jobs will be provided, outlines the strategy for growth and also sets out more detailed policies which will be used to determine planning applications. The Draft Local Plan will ensure that the growth we need is delivered in the right place, is of the right character and quality, and is delivered with the supporting roads, schools and services such as health, as well as retail, leisure and community facilities.

The Draft Local Plan sets out the options for growth - watch this video to find out more!

What happens next?

Following this consultation they will now consider all of the comments received and these will inform the next version of the Local Plan (known as the Pre-Submission Local Plan) for comment in spring 2018.

From late 2017 to early 2018, they will be running another series of Community Planning events across Central Bedfordshire. Details will be published nearer the time.

Call for Sites

Central Beds has now also completed its preliminary assessment of the Call for Sites and all the sites around Silsoe have been rejected - full details can be found in this document - Preliminary Site Assessment Results - July 2017

The map to show where the sites are, can be found Silsoe Call for Sites Map.