Have a say in planning the future of your community
Central Bedfordshire Council will hold Community Planning workshop events in Stotfold on 9 February and Shefford on 2 March. The events are a chance for residents, local businesses and councillors of the towns and parishes to have a say on their priorities for the local area. The February event, at Oak Hall, Greenacre Centre (2:30-7:30pm) also covers Arlesey, Astwick, Stotfold and Fairfield.
The March event, at Shefford Baptist Church, covers Clifton, Campton and Chicksands, Henlow, Stondon, Meppershall and Shefford.
Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.
There is a petition on gov.uk that calls for a parliamentary debate on government Housing and Planning policy over building on greenfield land and seeks community right of appeal on planning decisions and the removal of the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Too many communities are now forced to accept large housing developments seeing the irreversible loss of valuable greenfields without the right of appeal. The failure of government planning policy has resulted in the loss of valued countryside and agricultural land and leaves communities forced to grow too fast without appropriate infrastructure. Major changes to planning legislation are required to protect established communities across the UK and deliver the right housing in the right places.
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SAVE THE SUGAR LOAF
The last pub in the village is subject to a new planning application to convert it to a shop.
Previous objections to earlier applications that have been refused are not carried over.
Repeat your objection to this new planning application, on line here https://tinyurl.com/zxw2paw before 3rd March 2017.
Ask your friends , family and neighbours to also object.