Central Beds Draft Local Plan – Links and information

CBC Draft local Plan

Various links to CBC’s draft local plan can be found below:

Documents are available on Central Beds website (http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/localplan) and at the Council Offices in Chicksands.

During the consultation, CBC have asked for feedback to be submitted online have your say – or in writing at:

Local Plan
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ

There are opportunities to talk to Central Bedfordshire Council about the Draft Local Plan at a number of drop-in-sessions. There is no need to book.
Public drop in sessions (2pm – 8pm):
11th July, Marston Sports Pavilion
20th July, Biggleswade Town Council
26th July, Arlesey Village Hall
7th August, Sandy Village Hall
9th August, Caddington Sports and Social Club
In addition to the drop in sessions, CBC have also prepared a Local Plan summary leaflet a copy of which can be obtained from the Parish Council or Neighbourhood Plan Steering group.

Have your say!

You can have your say about the local plan here Have your say

You will need to register first. Click on the green pencil icon to open the comment editor for Maulden. A quick way to navigate is by using this link http://centralbedfordshire.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=11

Click on the green pencil icon to open the editor

cbc local plan maulden comment editor screenshot
CBC local plan Maulden comment editor screenshot

Or against each paragraph in the local plan, as shown here.

CBC local plan comment editor
CBC local plan comment editor

What happens next?

Following consultation CBC will consider all of the comments they receive and these will inform the next version of the Local Plan (known as the Pre-Submission Local Plan) for comment in spring 2018.
From late 2017 to early 2018, CBC will be running another series of Community Planning events across Central Bedfordshire. Details will be published nearer the time.

Additional Information

Below is a link to a page where you can review the sites for Maulden. You just need to click on the purple button at the bottom of the page. When you’re on the ‘Current Documents Open to Public Consultation’ page then click on ‘Site Assessment Forms (Housing)’ and scroll down to the (93) pages covering the 32 sites (9 provisionally accepted 23 rejected) in Maulden.

Directly underneath on that page, is the link to the parish maps so you can see where the sites are.
(NB. Check the area covered carefully as the names of some sites are misleading.)


CPRE’s Initial Response

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have produced an initial response to the plan. This can be found here
CPRE – initial thoughts

Initial Settlement Capacity Study

A copy of the initial settlement capacity study for Maulden can be found on the following page



Author: Roger Ball

Maulden resident, Parish Councillor and Maulden Neighbourhood Plan participant