Bedford Borough Local Plan 2040 Plan for Submission

Ended on the 29 July 2022
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Appendix 1

Status of development plan policies

The following table lists the existing development plan policies and identifies their status once the Local Plan 2040 has been adopted.

Local Plan 2030

Policy number

Policy name

Status - Delete, replace or save

Proposed policy in Local Plan 2040

 

1S

Reviewing the Local Plan 2030

Delete

 

2S

Healthy communities

Save

 

3S

Spatial strategy

Replace

DS2(S) – Spatial Strategy

4S

Amount and distribution of housing development

Replace

DS3(S) – Amount and timing of housing growth

5S

Development in villages with a Settlement Policy Area

Save

 

6

Development in Small Settlements

Save

 

7S

Development in the countryside

Save

 

8

Key development sites in St Paul's Square

Save

 

9

Land at Duckmill Lane / Bedesman Lane, Bedford

Save

 

10

The station area, Ashburnham Rd, Bedford

Save

 

11

Greyfriars, Bedford

Save

 

12

Land at Ford End Road, Bedford

Save

 

13

Land at Borough Hall, Bedford

Save

 

14

Land south of the river, Bedford

Save

 

15

Town centre uses

Replace

TC3 – Bedford town centre – changes of use

16

Bedford High Street

Replace

TC3 – Bedford town centre – changes of use

17

Riverside development

Save

 

18

Land at Gold Lane, Biddenham

Save

 

19

Land at 329 Bedford Road, Kempston

Save

 

20

Land at Mowbray Road, Bedford

Save

 

21

Land north of Beverley Crescent, Bedford

Save

 

22

Land at Lodge Hill, Bedford

Save

 

23

Land to the rear of Bromham Road, Biddenham

Save

 

24

Land at Grazehill, Bedford

Save

 

25

Former Stewartby Brickworks

Save

 

26

Opportunity Sites

Replace

DS6 – Opportunity sites

27

Land north of School Lane, Roxton

Save

 

28S

Place making

Save

 

29

Design quality and principles

Save

 

30

The impact of development – design impacts

Save

 

31

The impact of development – access impacts

Save

 

32

The impact of development – disturbance and pollution impacts

Save

 

33

The impact of development – infrastructure impacts

Save

 

34

Advertisements

Save

 

35S

Green infrastructure

Save

 

36S

Forest of Marston Vale

Save

 

37

Landscape character

Save

 

38

Landscaping in new development

Save

 

39

Retention of trees

Save

 

40

Hedgerows

Save

 

41S

Historic environment and heritage assets

Save

 

42S

Protecting biodiversity and geodiversity

Save

 

43

Enhancing biodiversity

Replace

DM7 – Environmental net gain

44

River Great Ouse

Save

 

45

Local Green Space

Save

 

46S

Use of previously developed land and use of undeveloped land

Save

 

47S

Pollution, disturbance and contaminated land

Save

 

48

Minerals and waste restoration policy

Save

 

49

Waste

Save

 

50S

Water resources

Save

 

51S

Climate change strategic approach

Replace

DS1(S)- Resources and climate change

52

Water demand

Save

 

53

Development layout and accessibility

Save

 

54

Energy efficiency

Save

 

55

Renewable energy – district heating

Save

 

56

Renewable energy – broad locations suitable for renewable energy development

Save

 

57

Renewable energy – general impact

Save

 

58S

Affordable housing

Replace

DM1(S) – Affordable Housing

59S

Housing mix

Replace

DM3(S) – Housing Mix

60

Specialist housing

Save

 

61

Provision of Gypsy and Traveller pitches and Travelling Show People plots

Save

 

62

Kempston Hardwick Gypsy and Traveller site

Save

 

63

Proposals for Traveller sites on unallocated land in the countryside

Save

 

64

Design of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show People sites

Save

 

65

Reuse of rural buildings in the countryside

Save

 

66

The replacement and extension of dwellings in the countryside

Save

 

67

Affordable housing to meet local needs in the rural area

Save

 

68

Accommodation for rural workers

Save

 

69S

Amount and distribution of employment development

Replace

DS4(S) – Amount of employment growth

DS5(S) – Distribution of growth

70

Key employment sites

Save

 

71

Other employment sites

Save

 

72S

Additional strategic employment development

Save

 

73

Wyboston Lakes

Save

 

74

Employment skills

Save

 

75

New employment development in the countryside

Replace

DM8 – New employment development in the countryside

76

Improvement and provision of new visitor accommodation

Save

 

77S

Hierarchy of town centres

Replace

TC1(S) - Hierarchy of town centres

78

Out of centre development

Replace

TC2 – Out of centre development

79

Kempston district centre – new retail development

Replace

TC4 – Kempston district centre – new commercial, business and service use development

80

Kempston district centre – changes of use

Replace

TC5 - Kempston district centre – changes of use

81

New shops in local centres

Replace

TC6 – New commercial, business and service uses in local centres

82

Local centres (including rural key service centres) – changes of use

Replace

TC7 – Local centres (including key service centres) – changes of use

83

Neighbourhood centres and individual shops – changes of use

Replace

TC8 – Essential local shops and public houses – changes of use

84

All shop units

Delete

 

85

Impact of town centre uses

Replace

TC9 – Impact of town centre uses

86S

Delivering infrastructure

Save

 

87

Public transport

Save

 

88

Impact of transport on people, places and environment

Save

 

89

Electric vehicle infrastructure

Save

 

90S

Transport infrastructure and network improvements

Save

 

91

Access to the countryside

Save

 

92

Flood risk

Save

 

93

Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

Save

 

94

Broadband

Save

 

95

Domestic equipment

Save

 

96

Communications infrastructure

Save

 

97

New sports and leisure facilities

Save

 

98

New community facilities

Save

 

99

Loss of existing sports and community facilities

Save

 

 

Local Plan 2002

Policy number

Policy name

Status - Delete, replace or save

 

H2

Britannia Iron Works

Delete

Development completed

H6

Biddenham Loop

Delete

Development completed

H7

Land west of Kempston

Delete

Development completed

H8

Land north of Bromham Road, Biddenham

Save

Development under construction

H9

Land at Shortstown

Save

Development under construction

H11

Land south of Fields Road, Wootton

Save

Development under construction

H12

Land north of Fields Road, Wootton

Delete

Development completed

H13

Land off Rousebury Road, Stewartby

Save

Development under construction

H14

Elstow Storage Depot

Save

Development under construction

H23

Housing in second order villages

Save

 

E2

Land south of Cambridge Road

Delete

Development completed

E10

Elstow Brickworks

Save

 

LR4

Rowing course

Save

Development started

 

Allocations and Designations Local Plan 2013

Policy number

Allocations and Designations Local Plan Policies (2013)

Status – Delete, replace or save

Proposed policy in Local Plan 2040

AD1

Sustainable Development Policy

Save

 

AD3

Land at Hall End Road, Wootton

Save

 

AD4

Land at Old Ford End Road, Queens Park, Bedford

Delete

Development completed

AD7

Land East of Eastcotts Road, Bedford

Delete

Development completed

AD10

Lansdowne Road, Warwick Avenue and Dynevor Road, Bedford

Save

Development under construction

AD11

Land at Medbury Farm, Elstow

Replace

EMP5 – Land at Pear Tree Farm, Elstow

AD12

Land at Bell Farm, Kempston

Save

Development under construction

AD13

Marston Vale Innovation Park Phase 2, Wootton

Save

 

AD15

Manton Lane Reservoir Site, Bedford

Save

Development under construction

AD16

Land West of Manton Lane, Bedford

Save

 

AD17

Land West of the B530, Kempston

Save

 

AD18

Land North of the A6-A428 Link Road, Bedford

Save

 

AD19

Land at Manton Lane, Bedford

Save

 

AD20

Land at Bedford Road, Great Barford

Save

 

AD21

Land at Chawston Lake, Roxton Road, Wyboston

Save

 

AD22

Land North of Ravensden Road, Salph End, Renhold

Save

 

AD23

Bedford River Valley Park Enabling Development

Replace

HOU11 Land at Bedford River Valley Park

AD24

Green Infrastructure Opportunity Zones

Save

 

AD26

Bedford River Valley Park

Save

 

AD27

Bedford to Milton Keynes Waterway Park

Save

 

AD28

Provision of Open Space and Built Facilities in Association with New Development

Save

Partly replaced by Policy DM12 – outdoor sports space in association with development

AD36

Pedestrian Routes

Save

 

AD38

Commercial Vehicle Parking and Motorists Facilities

Save

 

AD39

Cycling

Save

 

AD40

Village Open Spaces and Views

Save

 

AD41

Urban Area Boundary

Save

 

AD42

Local Gaps

Save

 

AD43

Urban Open Spaces and Gaps

Save

 

AD44

Former Land Settlement Association Area

Save

 

 

Bedfordshire and Luton Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2005

 

Bedfordshire and Luton Minerals and Waste Local Plan Policies (2005)

Status – Delete, replace or save

Proposed policy in Local Plan 2040

 

W17

Land raising

Save

Also relevant is Policy 48 – Minerals and waste restoration policy

W22

Safeguarding existing sites

Save

 

 

Strategic Policies in the LP2040

Policy

 

Strategic policy title

Chapter

DS1(S)

Resources and Climate Change

Climate change

DS2(S)

Spatial Strategy

Spatial strategy and site allocations

DS3(S)

Amount and timing of housing growth

Spatial strategy and site allocations

DS4(S)

Amount of employment growth

Spatial strategy and site allocations

DS5(S)

Distribution of growth

Spatial strategy and site allocations

TC1(S)

Hierarchy of town centres

Town centre and retail policies

DM1(S)

Affordable housing

Development management policies

DM3(S)

Housing mix

Development management policies

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