Central Beds Local
could have a HUGE impact on our Parish
are concerned about building on the Glebe or overdevelopment of Campton
in general and would like to know how you can show your support visit
the action Group
CBDC have published their Pre-submission Local Plan.
simply the Village is ear marked for up to 66 new houses. These
are on the land next to Greenway. There are none proposed for the
Read a full
copy of the Local Plan here.
will take place from 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 11th January 2018 for six
weeks until 5 p.m. on Thursday 22nd February.
you would like to object or comment you must do so during this time. You
can do this on line at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/planning/policy/local-plan/have-your-say-2.aspx
Here you will find a video on how to leave comments.
is how to make your representation on line
Log in or
Register (and then log in).
Click on 'Central Bedfordshire Pre-submission Local Plan (Jan. 2018)'
Under the heading 'Implentation', Click 'Policy HA1 Small and Medium Allocations',
Click Green Pencil.
Click drop down menu to 'support' or 'object'.
Make sure you mention you are commenting on 'HASO8 Land South East of
Greenway in the Parish of Campton and Chicksands'
If your submission is more than 100 words, a summary is required.
Click Submit button.
or in writing to
Central Bedfordshire Council
for a letter of objection, please put in your own words
A few points to consider
Link to a video of the representations
made on our behalf by Tim Bishop and Parish Councillor Paul Booton at the
executive meeting of CBDC on 9th January (includes ideas for future
to 'Public Participation).
to talk to CBDC
appreciate that the Local Plan may raise lots of questions, so we will
be holding a number of drop-in-sessions for members of the public and other
interested parties to talk to us and ask questions; there’s no need to
book, just come along.
drop in sessions will be held at the following locations (3pm – 7:30pm):
- Thursday 18 January – Barton Rovers Football Club
- Thursday 25th January - Lidlington Village Hall
- Tuesday 30th January - Arlesey Village Hall
- Thursday 8th February - Biggleswade Orchard Centre
the consultation, CDBD will collate all of the comments they receive and
these will be forwarded to the independent Planning Inspector alongside
the Local Plan in accordance with regulation 22 of The Town
and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Act 2012.
You can register
with CBDC to receive email updates in the future
to receive communications on the Local Plan by email in future.
The few points to consider
Underlying principle of the Local Plan just wrong for a village of
The new map on the CBCLP was bigger showing how deep and wide
HAS08 would be. This would not be front line, i.e. mirroring the
opposite side of the road but more than likely a close (though this was
speculation as no plans are available yet).
As a SMALL village this was an obscene size for Campton to absorb.
Particularly as it was Campton and not Chicksands.
The development of Campton Fields (known locally as Waggy’s field)
of 140+ dwellings North East of the A507 was already in construction,
but missing off the plan. Therefore it not show the two developments
together either side of the A507 which was completely misleading.
There would therefore be no greenspace to distinguish Campton from Shefford
apart from the A507 despite what the plan indicates.
Junction of Greenway with A507 with increase in traffic was of deep
concern. Speed limit of 40 miles on A507 at junction was mainly ignored
despite 2 traffic calming bollards in place. The speed of traffic
coming off the A507 into Greenway and the having a development of such
a size with families commuting, the school run, crossing the road, parking
on Greenway was highlighted.
Anti-social behaviour in the underpass between Campton and Shefford
under the A507 and with the addition of 140+ homes literally across the
road and the problems that would bring to the village.
Hanlons the Haulage company would add to danger if parking became
an issue as a result of development and not getting cars off Greenway.
It was generally agreed that the village would have to accept some
form of development in Greenway. However, it was a question of how many
dwellings would be appropriate, previously 32 was still considered too
many by the majority.
Any development should be in keeping with the village and leave no
space for back fill.
There were no school places at Campton Village School and Robert
Bloomfield School, Shefford and limited spaces in Samual Whitbread School,
therefore where were the additional children going to be educated.
Busing children to other towns was not economical, eco-friendly or ideal.
The addition of 66 dwellings would increase traffic onto village
roads, especially deliveries.
Sustaining the biodiversity of the hedge, ditch and trees along Greenway
Of concern was the drainage and sewage capacity which was already
full along Greenway at the present time and the additional strain this
would put on the system.
Big developers already in Shefford, who are not able to sell current
The new development should mirror existing Greenway dwellings.
9th January 2018
The executive have voted for the Local Plan to go ahead.
66 new houses have been proposed for land adjoining
The consultation period is from 11th January to 22st February,
this is when you will be able to make your views known.
During the consultation, there are four drop-in events where you can speak
to council officers and ask questions.
All of the events are open to the public to drop in anytime between 3pm
Thursday 18 January - Barton Rovers Football Club
Thursday 25 January - Lidlington Village Hall
Tuesday 30 January - Arlesey Village Hall
Thursday 8 February - Biggleswade Orchard Centre
You can also, write to CBC with your feedback. Please send your views
Central Bedfordshire Council
6th January 2018
A message from the Chairman (Save the Glebe)
Firstly thank you to everyone that made it to the Village Hall
last night to discuss the latest draft of the Local Plan.
Please see attached the minutes of the meeting which summarises
the evening, thank you Joy for taking these and typing them up.
The next action is that I am speaking on behalf of the Campton
Village Action Group at the Council Executive meeting
on Tuesday 9 Jan. the meeting starts at 0930 and is expected
to end around 1200. It would be very helpful for as many people
as possible to come along in support. I will only be speaking for
3 mins so will have to be concise. Spectators are not allowed to
add comment, however there is nothing stopping everyone being there and
when I take to the stand to speak simply
STAND UP in order to show support for the cause. It is only
over at the council offices so not far at all and I will appreciate having
Once it goes to consultation we will all need to lodge our comments
through the official channels and as before we will send out a how to
guide and some ideas of what to include - it is vital to have your say!
One additional item that didn’t get fully discussed at the meeting
is that we are applying for a grant from the Parish Council to cover
costs of our campaigning. So hopefully we won’t need to ask for
donations to cover costs. I will keep you all posted.
All the best,
3rd January, 2018
Summary of latest position
CBDC Publish draft Local Plan documents
The council website shows the new
Put simply the Village is ear marked
for up to 66 new houses. These are on the land next to Greenway.
There are none proposed for the glebe.
66 is too many for the village, please
all attend the meeting tomorrow at 2000 in the village hall to discuss
way forward to keep our village as a village.
If you are concerned about building on the
Glebe please support the action Group
Timetable of Events
* A version
of the Call for Sites Plan will be appended to the committee papers that will
be available to view online after 3rd January 2018.
|*3rd January 2018
|Overview/Scutiny and Executive
agendas published (Results of Call for sites)
meeting will take place at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall
|8th January 2018
of Overview/Scutiny - Public can attend and reguster to speak
|9th January 2018
of Executive - Public can attend and register to speak
|11th January 2018
|Final 'Call for Sites' published.
|19th January 2018
|If it is agreed that the Local
Plan should proceed, Consultation will start, it will continue for 6 weeks.
You may object upto this time
However, this version may still be subject to further changes until
it has been endorsed by both committees on 8th & 9th January 2018.
Only once it has been endorsed will the Plan be finalised. It
is this version which will be published for consultation on 11th January
In February 2016 (as part of Local Plan) Central Bedfordshire District Council (CBDC) issued a 'Call for Sites' which 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 (this ran until April
More information can be found on the Council's
On 25th May CBDC issued a full
list of sites with accompanying parish maps.
As you will see from the maps this could have a huge impact on
our Parish as The Glebe, land to the South
East of Greenway (reaching to the River Hit), land at Kiln Farm
and land at Beadlow Manor have all been put forward as possible future
How does this affect you?
CBDC informs us that at the moment the sites have not been considered
or selected for development so there is no impact on any residents.
They state 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. See questions
and answers for more information.
CBDC 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.
Sites suitable for possible future devlopment
as part of the 'Call for sites' announced.
Site assessment results
Have your say, Consultations will be from
4th July - 29th August.
Draft plan - Sites for new villages, a new
town, sites for new jobs, plans for transport and the countryside
say, Consultations will be from 4th July - 29th August.
Draft Local Plan published
The Draft Local Plan for Central Bedfordshire will
be published for consultation, subject approval, at the end of June
Learn more and have your say at Community
Planning exhibition on 2nd March 2017 from 2.30 - 7.30 p.m. at Shefford
Pause to the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan
is temporarily pausing the process of publishing our draft Local Plan for consultation, in anticipation
of the Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper.
had planned to consult next month but the White Paper, originally
expected to accompany November’s Autumn Statement, is now expected
to be published during the same timeframe. Deferring this consultation
will therefore allow us to fully consider its implications.
CBC cannot be certain what these implications will be for Central
Bedfordshire, we are aware that there is the potential for significant
changes in relation to housing numbers and other matters relating
to the preparation of local plans. Publishing a plan without a proper
understanding of these could mean they have to revisit parts of the process,
leading to further delay.
this context, they have concluded – as have other local authorities
across the country – that it would be inadvisable to continue with
the planned release of our draft Local Plan next month.
they do regard this only as a pause in our process and they remain
confident that they will still be able to deliver a draft plan in
pause also allows us to ensure that they can align the outcomes
of all of our current community planning activities with the
draft Local Plan.
CBC cannot be specific about dates at the moment, they anticipate
the draft Local Plan will be issued for consultation in April 2017.
you have any further enquiries, email email@example.com
At this stage, they state that 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.
You can sign up for email alerts (using the Local Plan option),
so that you can be notified when these opportunities begin.
CBDC are carrying out a consultation on Shaping
Central Beds, if you would like to take part see www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/localplan
The purpose of this consultation
is to help shape “big picture” options for growth which will then
be set out in the initial draft of the Local Plan, to be published at
the end of 2016.
You can comment upto 1st November 2016.
Sustainability Appraisal - Scoping
The Sustainability Appraisal
is an integral part of the plan making process. CBDC must carry
out an appraisal of the plan proposals to identify how sustainable
development is being addressed.
There are a number
of stages involved in the Sustainability Appraisal process. The first stage
is the preparation of this Scoping Report.
The Scoping Report
identifies environmental, economic and social issues of particular importance
to Central Bedfordshire that should be considered when preparing the Local
Plan and sets the framework against which the Local Plan will be assessed
as it is prepared. Both the policies and site allocations within the Local
Plan will be assessed against this framework.
Have your say
CBDC are asking for
your comments on the first stage in the preparation of the Sustainability
Appraisal - the draft Scoping Report (PDF 676.6KB)
You can make comments by either emailing or writing to us
before Thursday, 1 September 2016
CBDC have now issued
the criteria that they suggest they should use to assess the suitability
of the sites,
You can make comments on the criteria by completing
the online form before 5pm on 29 July 2016.
Sustainability Appraisal - Scoping
The Local Plan will set out
the planning policies to guide the development and use of land
in Central Bedfordshire up until 2035.
The Sustainability Appraisal
is an integral part of the plan making process. We must carry out
an appraisal of the plan proposals to identify how sustainable development
is being addressed.
There are a number of stages
involved in the Sustainability Appraisal process. The first stage
is the preparation of this Scoping Report.
The Scoping Report identifies
environmental, economic and social issues of particular importance
to Central Bedfordshire that should be considered when preparing
the Local Plan and sets the framework against which the Local Plan
will be assessed as it is prepared. Both the policies and site allocations
within the Local Plan will be assessed against this framework.
Have your say
CBDC is asking for your comments
on the first stage in the preparation of the Sustainability Appraisal
- the draft Scoping Report (PDF 676.6KB)
You can make comments by either
emailing or writing to us before Thursday, 1 September
Write to us
Once all the comments on
the draft Scoping Report have been collected, the Scoping Report
will be updated where necessary, finalised and published on our website.
We will use this appraisal
framework to test the Local Plan policies and site allocations.
We will provide information
and analysis of issues, details of how alternative approaches were
identified, why any alternatives were not considered reasonable
and a comparison of the potential impacts of those alternative approaches.
This will be undertaken alongside the preparation of the Local Plan
and consulted on together with the Local Plan as the Sustainability
Appraisal Report. The first draft of the Sustainability Appraisal Report
will be consulted on with the Local Plan in December 2016.