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Bedford Borough Local Plan 2040 Plan for Submission

Representation ID: 10357

Received: 29/07/2022

Respondent: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Agent: James Lawson Planning Ltd

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The local plan is considered to be unsound as it is not ‘justified’ insofar as the current approach does not reflect the most appropriate strategy taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence.

In the second sentence (lines 2-3) of the paragraph the omission to make refence to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and its funding requirements to mitigate planned growth as an essential social infrastructure provider is unwarranted, as EEAST has an important role to play in ensuring that planned growth is supported and community cohesion and safety within sustainable new communities is achieved.

Reference should be made in the text to EEAST.