Oakley Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Parish Council has registered with the Borough Council to produce its own Neighbourhood Plan and has set up a sub-group consisting of Parish Councillors and interested residents. The sub-group will develop the Neighbourhood Plan over the next 2 years.
Download the exhibition papers from our Consultation page
A Vision for Oakley Bedfordshire
To protect the village community & the landscape within which it sits.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Consultation Event on 29th January 2017 about the proposed policies for the Oakley Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The comments you gave were very interesting and will all be considered at our next meeting. They will inform the final document.
The Group will now be working on the Oakley Neighbourhood Plan draft document. We hope that this will be available in the summer for Statutory consultation and again you will be asked for your comments. The Plan will then go to the Borough Planning Department for Independent examination and so that they can organise the referendum which we hope will be in the autumn 2017.
It is vitally important we have a Neighbourhood Plan. Any planning application coming forward will be assessed against the plan policies and if it does not conform will likely to be rejected. It also means that we have solid evidence if we need to object strongly against any future planning application.
Bedford Borough Local Plan to 2035 will be consulted on from the 18 April to the 2nd of June 2017.
This prior notice is to give Parish Councils and the public time to access it before the consultation starts. It is a clear document that states borough priorities for housing development and green spaces. There are several appendices that are important. They detail how the borough has reached their conclusions.
They have detailed the amount of development for the urban area and for the parishes: -
Group 1 villages nearest to Oakley ward; Clapham 500 dwellings, Bromham 500 dwellings. Group 2 Villages – Oakley 25 to 50 dwellings. Group 3 and 4 Villages - Stevington and Pavenham no specific dwellings.
If you would like to read the proposed Borough Local Plan 2035 in more detail, then go to www.bedford.gov.uk/localplan2035.
Further updates will appear here and in the Oakley Newsletter.