Central Bedfordshire (North) Site Allocations Development Plan Document: Following the recent public examination into the above development plan document, the Inspector has submitted his binding report to Central Bedfordshire Council. The Inspector found the document to be ‘sound’. The non-technical summary of his report states:
“This report concludes that the Central Bedfordshire (North) Site Allocations Development Plan Document (the Plan) provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the area over the next 15 years. The Council has produced sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the Plan is consistent with the Core Strategy for the area, that the allocations it contains have a reasonable chance of being delivered and that it is reasonably flexible.
The allocated sites were selected following a robust site assessment process and, while a number of finely balanced judgements had to be made, the most appropriate sites have been selected following a consideration of reasonable alternatives.
No changes are needed to make the Plan sound.”
The development plan document will shortly be presented to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive on 15 March 2011 in advance of consideration by full Council for formal adoption.
A copy of the Inspector’s report can be found on Central Bedfordshire Council’s web-site.