(Posted 19.05.18)

Please click on the following link to the government document covering hearings of the Local Plan:



POSTED 14.02.18 - HPC's Objection letter to Local Plan

Please find below the link to the letter from HPC's Planning Consultant which will be submitted to CBC on HPC's behalf. Please be reminded that this will only count as one objection and you are advised to submit your own response too. This letter is for your guidance to help with structuring your response if the most effective manner.

Please be reminded that the deadline for submitting your responses is 5pm on 22nd February 2018. Any responses received after this deadline will not be considered.



(Posted 25.01.18)

Please note, this letter attached is the response HPC sent in August 2017, to the DRAFT Local Plan following advice from HPC's Planning Consultant.  It is NOT the current pre-submission version we are now being consulted on.  This latest version is expected by the middle of February and will be available to view once received. This letter is purely for guidance purposes only and does not include the specific sites selected for the development in Harlington.

The link below is CPRE Befordshire's thoughts on Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC’s) Pre-Submission Local Plan 2015-2035, again to be used as a helpful guide:



(Posted 08.12.17)
The final version of the LOCAL PLAN will be published for CONSULTATION on 10th January 2018.  The consultation will run for 6 weeks. 
The CBC Executive Committee will be agreeing contents of this version of the Plan on 9th January prior to it going forward for consultation and inspection. However, your comments will be seen by the Inspector and it will be possible to attend the Inspection and to take part in that process.  The Plan should be available on CBC website from 3rd January.  We will publish details and links on our website as we receive them.  .
Please do attend to find out what may or may not be planned for Harlington, the surrounding countryside and Bedfordshire as a whole, and do take part in the consultation.  Your comments will be seen by the Inspector and you will be able to attend and ask to speak at the Inspection of the Local Plan. As you are aware, most of the sites surrounding Harlington, that were put forward for consideration for inclusion in the Local Plan, were carried forward to be considered further: we do not yet know if any have now been chosen for inclusion in this final version.
The HPC Planning Consultant will be attending the Full Council Meeting of 22nd January to discuss our response to the Local Plan.  Once agreed, he will be submitting this on our behalf and will also be attending the Inspection and making representations to the Inspector.


(Posted 11.08.17)

Harlington Response to CBC Draft Local Plan V3 - 03.08.17:

Following the successful local Public Exhibition HPC held on 18th of July, all comments from residents were taken on board and used to help draft a response to the draft CBC Local Plan.  A copy of the letter can be found here for your information.


(Posted 14.07.17)

Local Plan 2017

Harlington Parish Council will be holding a Public Exhibition on 18th of July 2017 on the Local Plan for 2017 in the West Room from 2pm to 8pm. Further information regarding this can also be found by clicking on the link to Central Bedfordshire Council webpage.















Proposed Site Allocations for Harlington - Map

HPC response to the Call for Sites Technical Site Assessment 07 2016 

HPC response to the Call for Sites Technical Site Assessment  - Employment - 07 2016 

HPC response to the Call for Sites Technical Site Assessment - G&T - 07 2016




Posted 01.07.16



Have your say on the Technical Site Assessment Criteria for the Local Plan


We launched the Local Plan in February 2016 and the ‘Call for Sites’, which ran until April 2016, was one of the first steps. The Call for Sites was an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they     believe could be developed to meet future demand for homes and jobs.

The full list of approximately 830 sites that were submitted was published on 25th May 2016.   

Technical site assessment criteria for housing, employment and gypsy and traveller sites have been produced so that we can start to evaluate all of the sites that have been submitted.

We are asking for your comments on these three sets of criteria by 5pm on 29th July 2016.    

For further information about the Local Plan, please see our Questions and Answers


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Call for Sites

We launched the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan in February 2016 and the Call for Sites, which ran until April 2016, was one of the first steps. The Call for Sites was an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they believe could be developed to meet future demand for homes and jobs. The full list of sites that were submitted was published on 25 May 2016.

Why are the sites being published?

We have received approximately 830 submissions to our Call for Sites from both rounds (2014 and 2016). We are publishing the full list of sites that have been submitted with accompanying parish maps, so that everyone has the chance to see the sites that will be considered through the Local Plan process.

How does this affect you?

At the moment the sites have not been considered or selected for development so there is no impact on any residents. It is also the case that only an estimated 4-6 per cent of the total land that has been submitted will need to be allocated to deliver the new homes that are needed. Please see the questions and answers for more information.

Questions and answers: Call for Sites >>

Can you give feedback?

We will be holding public events over the summer, where you can find out more about the Local Plan. In addition, there will be a consultation on the site assessment criteria from 30 June – 29 July. Once approved, the criteria will be used to shortlist the sites.

At this stage, sites have not been considered so the published list of sites has been provided for information only. The opportunity to comment on the shortlist of sites will begin in December 2016 when the first draft of the Local Plan is published for comment.

If you sign up for email alerts (using the Local Plan option), we can notify you when these opportunities begin.

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Where can you see the site submissions?

View parishes with submitted sites >>

The parish maps also show the constraints on new development, such as the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and flood zones. These provide an indication of where sites may be more difficult to bring forward.

How will the sites for new homes be chosen?

Each site will be assessed by officers using the approved site assessment criteria. These criteria will be consulted on at the end of June 2016 and we will notify you when this consultation starts.

Once the criteria are confirmed, each site will be assessed and this will provide us with a shortlist of sustainable sites that could accommodate growth. A range of other information will then be used to select the sites that are proposed for development in the plan. Please see the questions and answers for further detail on this process.

What happens next?

Options for potential development allocations will be considered within a draft Local Plan which will be published for consultation at the end of 2016.

Following this consultation, the Local Plan will be revised using the responses that have been received and a final draft will be published for comment in summer 2017.

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