Central Bedfordshire Council has prepared a draft local plan which sets out the options for growth in Central Bedfordshire.  A local plan sets out how Central Bedfordshire will develop over the next 20 years.  It outlines the strategy for ensuring the growth that we need is delivered in the right place and is of the right character and quality.  It also ensures that growth is delivered with the supporting roads, schools and services such as health, as well as retail, leisure and community facilities. 

One of the options in the draft plan is to develop a series of four villages and a business park in the Marston Vale (5,000 new homes and 40ha employment).  The proposed villages would lie west of Marston Moreteyne, north of Lidlington and east of Brogborough.  The site's boundary is the new A421 in the north and the Marston Vale line in the south.

Consultation on the draft plan runs from 4th July to 29th August 2017.  

Central Bedfordshire Council wants public feedback on the plan options.  Drop in sessions are being held for members of the public to talk to Central Bedfordshire Officers to ask questions.  There is no need to book.  

Public Drop-In sessions are being held between 2pm to 8pm on:

11th July at Marston Sports Pavilion

20th July at Biggleswade Town Council Offices

26th July at Arlesey Village hall

7th August at Sandy Village Hall

9th August at Caddington Village Hall

The full draft local plan document as well as the supporting evidence and studies can be viewed from 4th July at:

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/localplan  or by visiting your local library or Central Bedfordshire offices where copies are available to view.  

The parish council urges all residents to pop along to one of these sessions and respond to the consultation by 29th August with your views/comments.


15:09, 27 Jun 2017 by Hazel Trustam