Published: 16 Jan 23
Central Bedfordshire Council are carrying out a six week consultation on two new planning guidance documents, which will begin at 10am on Tuesday 17th January 2023:
• Design Guide SPD
• Housing Policy Technical Guidance Supplementary Planning Document
The consultations will end at 10am on Wednesday 1st March 2023. What is the Design Guide SPD?
Policy HQ1 of the adopted Local Plan sets out the requirement for high quality design in Central Bedfordshire. National planning policy places great emphasis on the need to deliver high quality new development and requires Local Authorities to have up to date design guidance in place. The Council has updated the Design Guide to take account of the changes to planning policy, guidance and legislation since the current Design Guide was adopted in 2014. The new Design Guide sets out the key principles and standards of design for all new development in Central Bedfordshire.
What is the Housing Policy Technical Guidance SPD?
The delivery of the right quantity, quality and type of new housing is fundamental to achieving sustainable communities. The housing policies in the adopted Local Plan set a clear planning framework to support the Council to deliver appropriate housing development within Central Bedfordshire. The Housing Policy Technical Guidance SPD provides further detail to support these policies, setting out how the policies will be applied, what we are expecting from development and how applications will be assessed. The SPD covers the mix of house types required, housing for older people, affordable housing and self build and custom housing. It also includes guidance on Sustainability, First Homes and Community Led Housing. PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR THE POSTER.