Did you comment on the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan?
All consultation responses and supporting evidence regarding Central Bedfordshire Council's Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan were submitted to the Secretary of State last week (Monday, 23 June 2014).
The most recent consultation ran from 17 February to 31 March 2014 and received more than 1,556 responses (plus a petition against Policy GT10 with approximately 2,800 signatures). All of these, along with responses received in previous formal consultations, will now be considered by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to determine whether the Plan is 'sound' and legally compliant.
It is expected that the Inspector will hold a Public Examination this coming autumn. Individuals who made objections and sought changes to the document during the formal consultation and requested to attend the hearings will be invited to attend the hearing sessions to present their argument to the Planning Inspector verbally.
For those who do not wish to attend the hearing sessions, the Planning Inspector will still consider their written comments and all comments, whether made in writing or verbally at the hearings, will carry the same weight.
For more information about the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan or to view the Submission documents please visit the Central Bedfordshire website. Alternatively, copies of the Submission documents can be viewed at the Council Offices in Chicksands and Dunstable during opening hours.
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