Beds, Herts & Bucks

Views sought on plans for Bedford borough

A public consultation has begun on plans for Bedford borough for the next 11 years.

The document is available at the town hall and puts forward suggested sites for new housing, new centres for jobs and pitches for gypsies and travellers.

It also identifies areas of land which should be protected from development, Bedford Borough Council said.

It said residents' views can be given until 13 July and will help shape the proposals.

The papers can also be viewed at libraries and on the council's website.

Colleen Atkins, portfolio holder for housing and planning, said: "This plan is vitally important for the future of Bedford Borough and will set out how the borough will grow and develop between now and 2021.

"The views of everyone taking part in the consultation will help us to put together the next stage of our plans, affecting developments across the borough for years to come."

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