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

Representation ID: 3562

Received: 11/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Development Strategy Topic Paper June 2021
Paragraph 3.7 on page 6 sets out village related growth is likely to have a more negative effect than the
other options for growth in relation to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting water resources, and
reducing the need to travel and promoting sustainable modes of travel.

The National Planning Policy Framework 2021 sets out in paragraph 78 that to promote sustainable
development in rural areas, housing should be located where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural
communities. Planning policies should identify opportunities for villages to grow and thrive, especially where this will support local services. Where there are groups of smaller settlements, development in one village may support services in a nearby villages. The sites at Pertenhall have good access to Kimbolton Road
(B660) and development in this location will support St Peter’s Church and the Village Hall, it will also
support the Primary School in the village of Riseley which is only four miles away.

Therefore, it is considered there should be development in and around the urban area, A421 transport
corridors, rail-based growth, and growth around villages, particularly those without a Neighborhood Plan
such as Pertenhall to enable the village to grow and thrive.

Support

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

Representation ID: 4057

Received: 30/08/2021

Representation Summary:

I strongly support the principle of neighbourhood planning and the active involvement of local communities in the development of their built and natural environments. This does need to be well integrated into local and regional strategic planning.

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I strongly support the principle of neighbourhood planning and the active involvement of local communities in the development of their built and natural environments. This does need to be well integrated into local and regional strategic planning.

Support

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

Representation ID: 4374

Received: 31/08/2021

Representation Summary:

Where no growth required has been identified by Bedford Borough, neighbourhood plans findings should be weighted highly in decision making about development. In Duloe in the parish of Staploe for example to ensure local needs are met and character of existing hamlet retained.

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Where no growth required has been identified by Bedford Borough, neighbourhood plans findings should be weighted highly in decision making about development. In Duloe in the parish of Staploe for example to ensure local needs are met and character of existing hamlet retained.

Object

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

Representation ID: 4584

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

concerns about the share of the overall target of around 2,260 dwellings to be contributed by the Key Service Centres which should probably be reduced by at least half.

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concerns about the share of the overall target of around 2,260 dwellings to be contributed by the Key Service Centres which should probably be reduced by at least half.

Support

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

Representation ID: 4818

Received: 01/09/2021

Representation Summary:

Neighbourhood Planning should be actively encouraged as a key element of future Local Plans

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Neighbourhood Planning should be actively encouraged as a key element of future Local Plans

Support

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

Representation ID: 4980

Received: 02/09/2021

Representation Summary:

It is noted that Neighbourhood Planning has been largely successful in Bedford Borough, and that discussions with the parishes are ongoing as to whether this remains a tool that communities wish to use to allocate new development in the next plan period. Our client raises no objection to this approach, and would welcome the opportunity to engage with the Parish Council on the benefits the site can offer. However, if this method of allocation is chosen going forward, it is important that a clear policy structure is created to define the level of growth to be allocated by each community. We would also argue that should those plans not come forward in a timely manner, such as within 3 years of the adoption of the Local Plan 2040, the policy should allow for sites to come forward adjoining the Settlement Policy Areas, therefore the allocation policy will be deemed out of date for that Parish/Settlement for the purposes of Development Control.
In respect of our clients’ sites at School Lane, Roxton, we are aware that during the progression of the Local Plan 2030, the parish decided not to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and instead left the process of allocating land to the Borough via the Local Plan. This approach was successful, with a site being identified, in line with the preferences of the Parish Council, this passed through examination without issue, with the planning application coming forward reasonably swiftly.
Considering the success of the previous approach, if growth is allocated to Roxton, this may again be the preferred approach, but we would take this opportunity to highlight that should Roxton wish to prepare its own Neighbourhood Plan, our clients would welcome the opportunity to engage with the Parish to discuss the potential of the site.

Object

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

Representation ID: 5810

Received: 07/09/2021

Representation Summary:

It is noted that Neighbourhood Planning has been largely successful in Bedford Borough, and that discussions with the parishes are ongoing as to whether this remains a tool that communities wish to use to allocate new development in the next plan period. Our client raises no objection to this approach, and would welcome the opportunity to engage with the Parish Council on the benefits the site can offer. However, if this method of allocation is chosen going forward, it is important that a clear policy structure is created to define the level of growth to be allocated by each community. We would also argue that should those plans not come forward in a timely manner, such as within 3 years of the adoption of the Local Plan 2040, the policy should allow for sites to come forward adjoining the Settlement Policy Areas, therefore the allocation policy will be deemed out of date for that Parish/Settlement for the purposes of Development Control.

Support

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

Representation ID: 6049

Received: 09/09/2021

Representation Summary:

It is noted that Neighbourhood Planning has been largely successful in Bedford Borough, and that discussions with the parishes are ongoing as to whether this remains a tool that communities wish to use to allocate new development in the next plan period. Our client raises no objection to this approach, and would welcome the opportunity to engage with the Parish Council on the benefits the site can offer. However, if this method of allocation is chosen going forward, it is important that a clear policy structure is created to define the level of growth to be allocated by each community. We would also argue that should those plans not come forward in a timely manner, such as within 3 years of the adoption of the Local Plan 2040, the policy should allow for sites to come forward adjoining the Settlement Policy Areas, therefore the allocation policy will be deemed out of date for that Parish/Settlement for the purposes of Development Control.

Support

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

Representation ID: 6055

Received: 09/09/2021

Representation Summary:

It is noted that Neighbourhood Planning has been largely successful in Bedford Borough, and that discussions with the parishes are ongoing as to whether this remains a tool that communities wish to use to allocate new development in the next plan period. Our client raises no objection to this approach, and would welcome the opportunity to engage with the Parish Council on the benefits the site can offer. However, if this method of allocation is chosen going forward, it is important that a clear policy structure is created to define the level of growth to be allocated by each community. We would also argue that should those plans not come forward in a timely manner, such as within 3 years of the adoption of the Local Plan 2040, the policy should allow for sites to come forward adjoining the Settlement Policy Areas, therefore the allocation policy will be deemed out of date for that Parish/Settlement for the purposes of Development Control.