Central Bedfordshire Council has failed to convince a planning inspector it has a 5 year land supply. In the latest edition of CPRE Bedfordshire’s magazine Bedfordshire Matters (page 4) Jason Longhurst Director of Regeneration at the Council said the Council had a 5 year land supply. However a planning inspector in this report; Henlow Appeal [2045073] (paragraph 37) says the Council has not got a 5 year land supply. This means Central Bedfordshire is at the mercy of speculative developers. My recent blog post ‘Building Free for all as Central Bedfordshire Council abandons its Development Strategy’ explains the implications for Towns and Villages across Central Bedfordshire who were told by the Council that its development plans would protect them from speculative development.

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