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Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3427

Received: 02/07/2021

Representation Summary:

In the face of a climate and ecological emergency, nature and sustainability must be prioritised in any plans, creating benefits for people and communities, as well as the wider environment.

Full text:

In the face of a climate and ecological emergency, nature and sustainability must be prioritised in any plans, creating benefits for people and communities, as well as the wider environment.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3787

Received: 25/08/2021

Representation Summary:

With the absence of strong local media the intentions are not well reported. Changes to the planning framework are leading to poorer quality homes and for example have resulted in inappropriate conversion of commercial buildings to residential use. Thus the national transit is not towards quality new homes. The development of peripheral areas around towns and the loss of brownfield sites without commensurate provision for existing communities is leading to a loss of outside amenity. Greater flexibility for local communities is needed as well as a stronger voice for example where there is only one tier of local authority.

Full text:

With the absence of strong local media the intentions are not well reported. Changes to the planning framework are leading to poorer quality homes and for example have resulted in inappropriate conversion of commercial buildings to residential use. Thus the national transit is not towards quality new homes. The development of peripheral areas around towns and the loss of brownfield sites without commensurate provision for existing communities is leading to a loss of outside amenity. Greater flexibility for local communities is needed as well as a stronger voice for example where there is only one tier of local authority.

Support

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3793

Received: 26/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the spatial framework has not been published. Therefore development within 2040 plan should focus on urban based growth (Bedford) and rail based growth to the south of Bedford and dispersed growth.

Full text:

The vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the spatial framework has not been published. Therefore development within 2040 plan should focus on urban based growth (Bedford) and rail based growth to the south of Bedford and dispersed growth.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3886

Received: 28/08/2021

Representation Summary:

I do not believe that the ambition for a million new homes can be achieved in a way which is consistent with "embedding natural capital thinking". This is a completely arbitrary figure and not to be taken seriously.

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I do not believe that the ambition for a million new homes can be achieved in a way which is consistent with "embedding natural capital thinking". This is a completely arbitrary figure and not to be taken seriously.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3900

Received: 28/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Using the Oxford Cambridge Arc as an excuse to develop grade 2 agricultural land to build a new town in Bedford Borough is wrong.

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Using the Oxford Cambridge Arc as an excuse to develop grade 2 agricultural land to build a new town in Bedford Borough is wrong.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3934

Received: 29/08/2021

Representation Summary:

jobs and housing has changed, there is not the need for 0ne million houses, with the change to working from home there is les of a need for centralised job areas

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jobs and housing has changed, there is not the need for 0ne million houses, with the change to working from home there is les of a need for centralised job areas

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 3956

Received: 29/08/2021

Representation Summary:

What happens if this gets shelved by a new government houses could be built in the wrong place and ruin top grade farming land with no benefits to Bedford Borough and the environment.

Full text:

What happens if this gets shelved by a new government houses could be built in the wrong place and ruin top grade farming land with no benefits to Bedford Borough and the environment.

Support

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4044

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The additional housing must be accompanied by the necessary infrastructure: roads, transport, school places, health services and leisure and entertainment. Also a realistic assessment of the predicted additional jobs that will attract people to live in the local area. Otherwise the extra housing will become an unnecessary drain on local services and amenities without adding to the quality of life for both existing and new residents.

Full text:

The additional housing must be accompanied by the necessary infrastructure: roads, transport, school places, health services and leisure and entertainment. Also a realistic assessment of the predicted additional jobs that will attract people to live in the local area. Otherwise the extra housing will become an unnecessary drain on local services and amenities without adding to the quality of life for both existing and new residents.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4094

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Stop being naive. Building homes, communities, better, LOCAL, infrastructure to service them and connect them with places people need to travel to makes sense. However, the disproportionate number of properties being put forward for our beautiful, rural and historically significant region is unacceptable. We need our elected representatives to push back - not just roll over. Smaller elements of the ARC make sense, but we have to be intentional, sustainable, engaging and intelligent about what is needed. We must not concrete over North Beds because the other regions had the brains, the foresight and cared enough to say no today.

Full text:

Stop being naive. Building homes, communities, better, LOCAL, infrastructure to service them and connect them with places people need to travel to makes sense. However, the disproportionate number of properties being put forward for our beautiful, rural and historically significant region is unacceptable. We need our elected representatives to push back - not just roll over. Smaller elements of the ARC make sense, but we have to be intentional, sustainable, engaging and intelligent about what is needed. We must not concrete over North Beds because the other regions had the brains, the foresight and cared enough to say no today.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4143

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

These should be a high quality 'Green' jobs to support decarbonisation and sustainability.

Full text:

These should be a high quality 'Green' jobs to support decarbonisation and sustainability.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4151

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Full text:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4180

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Surely it would make sense to wait for the development of the Oxford Cambridge Arc before any substantial building development (2500+ houses) took place?

Full text:

Surely it would make sense to wait for the development of the Oxford Cambridge Arc before any substantial building development (2500+ houses) took place?

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4236

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Building A new settlement at Dennybrook will NOT improve the environment of Staploe Parish. The landscape Character Assesment of October 2020 is about conserving and enhancing the open rural landscape not building 10,800 houses on it!

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Building A new settlement at Dennybrook will NOT improve the environment of Staploe Parish. The landscape Character Assesment of October 2020 is about conserving and enhancing the open rural landscape not building 10,800 houses on it!

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4238

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy

Full text:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4317

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy.

Full text:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4324

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford Cambridge Arc is not sustainable development and should be scrapped. 1M new houses is an outrageous proposition - especially when there are 1M unbuilt houses in the country that already have planning permission. The focus should be on getting these built before any new applications are approved.

Full text:

The Oxford Cambridge Arc is not sustainable development and should be scrapped. 1M new houses is an outrageous proposition - especially when there are 1M unbuilt houses in the country that already have planning permission. The focus should be on getting these built before any new applications are approved.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4351

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy.

Full text:

It would make more sense to not allow developments over 2500 houses until the Oxford Cambridge Arc has developed its spatial strategy.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4451

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Full text:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Support

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4512

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Support embedding of 'natural capital' early on in the Local Plan: this is important for sustainability, to improve local communities and to add value to development.

Full text:

Support embedding of 'natural capital' early on in the Local Plan: this is important for sustainability, to improve local communities and to add value to development.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4575

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

lack of consistency and clarity about councils attitude to unachievable delivery of govt's 1 million homes by 20250.
prefer to see you challenge this ambition of the govt as unsustainable.

Full text:

lack of consistency and clarity about councils attitude to unachievable delivery of govt's 1 million homes by 20250.
prefer to see you challenge this ambition of the govt as unsustainable.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4608

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

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I have severe Parkinson’s and cannot type easily. Please duplicate all of Staploe Parish Councils responses for my views.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4667

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Support

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4807

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

"lead Ministers recognise the existing qualities of the location". This is an important statement. The key is "existing qualities"; removing those qualities (a character change for the area, e.g. excessive housing which removes the 'space to breathe' that high density areas currently enjoy) removes those qualities and therefore the advantages of the area.

Full text:

"lead Ministers recognise the existing qualities of the location". This is an important statement. The key is "existing qualities"; removing those qualities (a character change for the area, e.g. excessive housing which removes the 'space to breathe' that high density areas currently enjoy) removes those qualities and therefore the advantages of the area.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 4913

Received: 02/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5158

Received: 03/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local
Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of
timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align
better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221
of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would
align better with the Arc.

Full text:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local
Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of
timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align
better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221
of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would
align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5261

Received: 03/09/2021

Representation Summary:

Because of the way that the council have recently represented their interests in another consultation (East West Rail), I find it difficult to see where the evidence for the Ox-Cam arc benefits will come to bear. This scale of this kind of developement has not been carried out previously and it is easy to say that there should be a significant swell of higher quality of jobs for the area and hence the improportionatly large demand on Bedford Borough when compared to other regions in the country. Housing won't be cheaper, so where will the people come from ?

Full text:

Because of the way that the council have recently represented their interests in another consultation (East West Rail), I find it difficult to see where the evidence for the Ox-Cam arc benefits will come to bear. This scale of this kind of developement has not been carried out previously and it is easy to say that there should be a significant swell of higher quality of jobs for the area and hence the improportionatly large demand on Bedford Borough when compared to other regions in the country. Housing won't be cheaper, so where will the people come from ?

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5475

Received: 06/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5572

Received: 06/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5622

Received: 07/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.

Object

Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan - Strategy options and draft policies consultation

Representation ID: 5675

Received: 07/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc identifies a delivery period of 2050. Bedford Borough Council consider that the draft Local Plan aligns with the Arc in terms of growth and infrastructure, though the two are currently misaligned in terms of timescales. It may be feasible, for example, for a dispersal development strategy to be applied which would align better with the timescales identified within the current draft Local Plan, and therefore accord with policies 22 and 221 of the NPPF. However, large urban extensions and new settlements may need to look beyond 2050, and this would align better with the Arc.