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Central Bedfordshire Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document entered by Central Bedfordshire Council

The Design Guide SPD provides comprehensive guidance to deliver high quality design on every development in Central Bedfordshire, having a long-lasting impact for generations to come. The Design Guide was informed by significant engagement with communities and key stakeholders and responds to the increased emphasis being placed on design through the NPPF, being modelled on the chapters and themes of the National Design Guide. It sets out detailed principles and standards to ensure design is inclusive and resilient, and responds to the special characteristics of Central Bedfordshire.


Dunton Hills Garden Village Supplementary Planning Document entered by HTA Design LLP

The SPD for Brentwood's new garden village is underpinned by collaborative stakeholder
engagement and innovative co-design approaches, shaping a masterplan for up to 4,000 new homes. Integrated heritage and landscape principles ensure the delivery of a highly sustainable and beautiful village set in a historic landscape. It emphasises sustainable modes of transportation, supports diverse housing, local amenities, and employment opportunities. Sustainable energy and low-carbon transport are paramount. Early infrastructure delivery and ongoing stakeholder engagement facilitate rapid, quality-driven development. The SPD's detailed guidance, rooted in continued co-design, garners support from landowners and stakeholders, ensuring a balanced approach between aspiration and deliverability.


Forest of Marston Vale Supplementary Planning Document entered by Central Bedfordshire Council

The Forest of Marston Vale SPD, produced by Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and the Forest of Marston Vale Trust, successfully supports the implementation of Local Plan policies and ensures 30% tree canopy coverage is being delivered through new developments. The SPD gives detailed guidance on incorporating woodland and other tree planting into well-designed new developments and is an exemplary example of cross-boundary cooperation. There are positive outcomes in relation to the promotion of nature-based solutions for climate change, biodiversity and health and wellbeing through the retention and provision of new trees and greenery in sustainable new developments.