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Local Plan policies were initially ‘saved’ until 27th September 2007. On the 18th September 2007, the Council received a Direction from the Secretary of State to extend the ‘saved’ period. Not all Local Plan policies were included in the  ‘saved’ list. Policies S8, NE1, NE2, NE5, NE15, NE25, NE26, NE27, NE28, NE29, BE10, BE12, BE14, BE17, BE33, H4, H15, H16, H17, H19, H20, H21, H22, H35, H36, E3, E7, SH1 and TC2 of the Local Plan are not saved beyond 27th September 2007.


CP1 Spatial Strategy All  
CP2 Sustainable development principles 2,8,10,11,12, 13,14,15  
CP3 The location of development in the Growth Area 1, 2, 3 S1 Urban policy
S4 South west Bedford Strategic Corridor
CP4 Key Service Centres in the Growth Area 1, 9 S7 Rural settlement hierarchy
CP5 Sequential approach to the allocation of land for residential and employment development in
the Growth Area
2, 3  
CP6 The scale and pace of housing development in the Growth Area 1, 4 H1 Provision of housing land
CP7 Meeting housing needs 4 H32 Mix and range of housing type and size
CP8 Affordable housing in the Borough 4 H31 The provision of affordable housing
CP9 Accommodation for Gypsies, Travellers and travelling showpeople 4  
CP10 The creation of jobs 1, 5 E1 Employment land supply
CP11 Employment land 1, 5 E12 Loss of employment
CP12 Settlement Policy Areas 9, 11 S6 Settlement policy areas
CP13 The countryside and development within it 9, 11  
CP14 Location of development in the Rural Policy Area 2, 3, 9, 11  
CP15 Rural key service centres 9 S7 Rural settlement hierarchy
CP16 Housing in the Rural Policy Area 4, 9 H1 Provision of housing land
CP17 Affordable housing to meet local needs in the Rural Policy Area 4, 9 H30 Local needs housing in Rural Policy Areas
CP18 Sustaining the local economy and services 5, 9  
CP19 Bedford Town Centre 6, 7  
CP20 Retail hierarchy 6 SH2 Shopping development in the town centre
CP21 Designing in quality 10, 12, 14, 15  
CP22 Green infrastructure 11, 13 S5 Marston Vale
CP23 Heritage 11, 14  
CP24 Landscape protection and enhancement 11 NE14 Area of Great Landscape Value
CP25 Biodiversity 11  
CP26 Climate change and pollution 15, 12 BE6 Renewable energy
CP27 Strategic transport infrastructure 8 T1 Strategic road network
CP28 Local Transport Plan 8, 13  
CP29 Accessibility 8, 12  
CP30 Developer contributions 13 S9 Facilities in tandem with development
CP31 Plan, monitor and manage 1, 2  

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