CBC to consult on its Statement of Community Involvement in Planning Matters

A six-week consultation on the Statement of Community Involvement will begin at 10am on Tuesday 19th April 2022, with the deadline for comments being 10am on Wednesday 1st June 2022.


Central Bedfordshire Council is required to prepare and keep an up-to-date Statement of Community Involvement which sets out their approach to consultation and engagement during plan-making and in relation to planning applications and explains how residents, businesses and other organisations can get involved in the planning process. 

The Statement of Community Involvement has been updated to make sure it covers all areas of engagement in the planning process, and to reflect further changes to national planning legislation relating to Covid-19.

Particular effort will be made to get seldom heard groups to engage with the consultation. 

Details of the Consultation

The consultation will run for six weeks from 10am on Tuesday 19th April 2022 until 10am on Wednesday 1st June 2022. Details of how to respond to the consultation are set out on the  Consultations page of the Council’s website.

Next Steps

After the consultation ends, the Council will consider all the comments received and will make changes to the document where necessary. The final document will then be presented to the Executive committee in the Autumn.