Bedford Borough Council has published a report on the Local Plan 2040 that is to be presented to the Council’s Executive on 27th April 2022.The report advises Members of the issues raised in response to the Regulation 18 Draft Plan: Strategy Options and Draft policies consultation that took place between June and September 2021 and presents an overview of the Local Plan 2040 ‘Plan for Submission’ (Regulation 19 Stage), with the draft Plan appended to the report. It sets out the proposed development strategy and the next steps for the plan. The Executive is asked to agree, subject to any amendments, the plan for public consultation.
Central Bedfordshire Council has now formally published their Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out a draft timetable for taking forward the formal review of their Local Plan, which was previously adopted in July 2021.Policy SP1a of the Plan committed the Council to a review commencing within 6 months of adoption.
Planning Director Russell Gray attended Day One of the Built Environment Networking’s Oxford-Cambridge Arc Conference.The feeling in the room was clear from the start - a real concern of political inertia at the national level; that the Government is no longer as committed to the Arc, with the lack of any mention in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review evidence of this.
Ben McShane joined Woods Hardwick as a Graduate Planner at the height of lockdown.He explains how he is settling in, the exciting times ahead for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, and what to expect if you are considering a career in planning.
In a Government consultation running until 12 October, people across Oxford and Cambridge Arc have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term development of our area.The outcomes of the consultation will help to shape and enhance the infrastructure, environment and new developments in the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The plan will be developed by Government, informed by engagement with local communities and stakeholders, and will have sustainability at its core.
Back in January 2020, Woods Hardwick’s architects and engineers secured outline planning permission for Denison Investments for a site off Yelnow Lane, Sharnbrook, a highly desirable village location situated in North Bedfordshire.Through our existing knowledge and experience of the site, the Woods Hardwick’s architectural team continued to support the site’s developer, Dandara Ltd, in successfully securing planning permission for the subsequent reserved matters application for 51 family homes.
Jewers Doors’ new purpose-built factory and office building in Biggleswade is ready to handover this week after a 26 week build programme by Parkway Construction. Designed by Woods Hardwick’s commercial architecture
The Woods Hardwick Planning team has secured detailed planning permission for half a million sq ft of employment space on behalf of Tritax Symmetry! This is Central Bedfordshire’s first ‘net
The Government has announced plans to transform the Oxford-Cambridge Arc into the UK’s fastest growing economic region. With a plan to transform the Arc into a world-class place to live and
In September 2019, Bedford was named as one of 101 towns that was able to bid for up to £25million from Central Government for a Town Deal. To access this