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

Representation ID: 3466

Received: 22/07/2021

Representation Summary:

How to get this far into being able to comment is just ridiculous. I've had to do about 20 clicks and set up an account name when all I want to do is make a comment on the Local Plan 2040.
I support Option 2c.
Whilst I fully accept housing growth is needed, the Marston Vale has had more than its fair share of growth over the past 15 years - Hansons Reach, Abbey Fields, Greenlakes Rise as part of Wixams.
Therefore, I support Option 2c as an option that has careful and sustained growth, both resident and industrial.

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How to get this far into being able to comment is just ridiculous. I've had to do about 20 clicks and set up an account name when all I want to do is make a comment on the Local Plan 2040.
I support Option 2c.
Whilst I fully accept housing growth is needed, the Marston Vale has had more than its fair share of growth over the past 15 years - Hansons Reach, Abbey Fields, Greenlakes Rise as part of Wixams.
Therefore, I support Option 2c as an option that has careful and sustained growth, both resident and industrial.

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

Representation ID: 4051

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

The Bedford Local Plan should not be so closely aligned to the Arc Spatial Framework, particularly in terms of the numbers of new houses planned for the Borough.

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The Bedford Local Plan should not be so closely aligned to the Arc Spatial Framework, particularly in terms of the numbers of new houses planned for the Borough.

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

Representation ID: 4056

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Large new settlements of 2500+ houses and phase one of new towns (Dennybrook for example) should not be allocated until consultation on spatial framework for Arc is complete.

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Large new settlements of 2500+ houses and phase one of new towns (Dennybrook for example) should not be allocated until consultation on spatial framework for Arc is complete.

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

Representation ID: 4098

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

We need to push back and NOT ACCEPT. We should be taking our time on something as seismic as this and not rush to someone else's timetable.

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We need to push back and NOT ACCEPT. We should be taking our time on something as seismic as this and not rush to someone else's timetable.

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

Representation ID: 5348

Received: 03/09/2021

Representation Summary:

The section: Autumn 2022: Consider responses, prepare final plan and supporting documents needs to take place after Arc Spatial Framework: Consultation on draft spatial framework and also there needs to be conclusions reached following this consultation before a Local Plan 2040 can be finalised.
This will allow planning activity to follows the development of the Arc Spatial Framework in order to create a more joined up process

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The section: Autumn 2022: Consider responses, prepare final plan and supporting documents needs to take place after Arc Spatial Framework: Consultation on draft spatial framework and also there needs to be conclusions reached following this consultation before a Local Plan 2040 can be finalised.
This will allow planning activity to follows the development of the Arc Spatial Framework in order to create a more joined up process

Object

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

Representation ID: 5908

Received: 08/09/2021

Representation Summary:

There are too many major unknowns (e.g. Arc Spatial Strategy, EWR) at this time for BBC to meaningfully advance the Local Plan 2040. The process should be postponed until the Arc Spatial Strategy is agreed. To proceed otherwise will be a potential waste of time and tax-payers money and some or all of the work will have to be repeated when these major issues become clearer.
Alternatively BBC are likely to make incorrect decisions and locate developments in the wrong parts of the borough.
BBC Local Plan 2040 focusses only on Bedford Borough. Fully integrated planning across all of the Arc is required so that developments and infrastructure improvements are made in the correct places and the burden of these is fairly shared across the Arc. This can only be done when the Arc Spatial Strategy is agreed.

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

Representation ID: 9073

Received: 12/11/2021

Representation Summary:

17.7. As it currently stands and for the reasons highlighted above [SEE OBJECTION TO PARA 7.27], the process ahead for the Local Plan and how the wider community including CPC can get involved is entirely unclear. The only indication BBC has given is in its table at paragraph 1.13 of the Draft Local Plan where it says that it will ‘consider responses and prepare plan for submission’ in Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022 and that in Summer 2022 it will ‘plan for submission consultation. This is not early, proportionate and effective engagement between plan-makers and communities as required by the NPPF and we respectfully request that BBC greatly improves its efforts to engage with the community and allow the community to influence the Local Plan.

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