Central Bedfordshire Council have recently released their Local Plan 2015-2035. When considering the content of this document I discovered a development site ‘Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray’ that was rejected for development after it was assessed by the Council has now been included as a development site in the Council’s Local Plan 2015-2035.

The following time line sets out the events leading to this perverse decision and  evidence justifying my conclusion.

‘Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray’ Time Line

1 ‘Land Off Eaton PARK Eaton Bray’ included in Call for Sites (May 2016).

Arial View Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

Call for Sites Sites Map May 2016 Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

Call For Sites Sites List May 2016 Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

2 ‘Land Off Eaton PARK Eaton Bray’ rejected for development after site assessment (July 2017).

Call for sites Site Assessment Outcomes July 2017 Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

3 ‘Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray’ site allocated for development in the Council’s Local Plan 2015 – 2035 (January 2018).

Pre Submission Local Plan 2015-2035 Site Allocation Map January 2018 Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

Pre Submission Local Plan 2015-2035 Site Allocation List January 2018 Land Off Eaton Park Eaton Bray

I urge all Parish and Town Council’s in Central Bedfordshire to check whether there are any development sites in their area that were rejected after site assessment but now appear as development sites in the Council’s Local Plan 2015-2035 and inform me at michael.stonnell@btinternet.com of examples of these perverse decisions.

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