Sites unveiled across the borough for potential development

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More than 350 potential sites for new homes, jobs and development opportunities have been submitted to Bedford Borough Council.

The council launched the Local Plan earlier this year which will help to shape the futire growth of the borough up to 2032.

Suggestions were invited by the council for parts of the borough that could be used for new developments and as a result more than 350 sites have been submitted.

Officials are now in the process of collating the information received and have published for information all the sites which the council has been asked to consider.

At this stage, no decisions have been made as to which sites should be included in the Local Plan. Once the sites have been chosen, they will be subject to public consultation.

Sites include Bedford St John’s old station site and goods yard; land south of the junction of Paula Radcliffe Way and Clapham Road, Bedford.

Villages listed include: Biddenham, Bletsoe, Bolnhurst and Keysoe, Bromham, Cardington, Carlton, Clapham, Colmworth, Cople, Dean and Shelton, Great Barford, Great Denham, Harrold, Kempston Rural, Knotting and Souldrop, Little Staughton, Milton Ernest, Oakley, Odell, Pavenham, Ravensden, Renhold, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook, Stagsden, Staploe and Duloe, Stevington, Stewartby, Thurleigh, Turvey, Wilden, Willington, Wilstead, Wootton.

For the detailed list of sites visit:

Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland said: “The council has received a large number of proposals for sites to be allocated for development in the Local Plan 2032 from landowners, individuals and others. It is vital that growth is managed sustainably, and that development supports sustainable communities. That’s why decisions on the extent, the nature and location of development to be planned for are so important, and why these proposals which have been submitted to the council need to be considered carefully.”