Planning Information Bulletin for Constituents and Members


The most frequent request we get is about how to view current and recent planning applications online.


This note explains how you can do this. It also explains how regular users can set up alerts when the status of applications changes and filter their searches to areas of particular interest such as wards or villages. For enquiries please contact 01234 718068 or email planning@bedford.gov.uk or visit the Customer Services Centre, Horne lane, Bedford.


  1. go to www.bedford.gov.uk/searchplans


There are two ways of searching for Records from 1995: (Please use option 2 if you have the application

number)


1.On the map by address or postcode


  1. Please click in the address box and type in your address or postcode, click on search

  2. Click on the address in the results box shown.

  3. The map will zoom to your site. Click the cross on the address box to close

  4. Click on the map within your site, A box will appear. Scroll down to show any relevant History and
    some of the constraints which have automatically been loaded for you.

  5. The map features legend shows which constraints are showing automatically and you can tick or
    untick any on the list to show or not on the map.

  6. Click on the URL link shown for an application you are interested in to be taken to the database for
    all the other information and documents.

  7. 2.Or by interrogating our database directly as follows (please delete browsing history the first time you access this if using Chrome, this will clear the cache and ensure the database works and displays how it should)


  1. Click on the link To VIEW AND COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS

  2. Select one of the following: Applications (planning), Appeals or Enforcement cases.

  3. ADVANCED SEARCH to locate applications by, for example: App No / Address / postcode /
    Ward / Parish / Decision / Application type or any combination of the criteria shown.

  4. SIMPLE SEARCH for application number or the first line of the address.

  5. PROPERTY SEARCH followed by the ADDRESS SEARCH to search on the address (please use
    the help with this page before conducting a search) this will then reveal all records on the
    site

  6. WEEKLY / MONTHLY LISTS to see those applications determined or registered

  7. PLANS and DOCUMENTS can be seen by clicking DOCUMENTS – VIEW ASSOCIATED
    DOCUMENTS

  8. You can also track applications and be sent automated emails when the status changes.

  9. FILE CORRESPONDENCE: is held in electronic format from 1995 – To Date at the Customer Services
    Centre only.

  10. CONSTRAINT CHECKING please ring 01234 718068.


Planning Applications from 1948 to 1994 (please note all documents / correspondence
are on micro fiche, only available at the CSC). All the decision notices are online



  1. Click on the link TO VIEW PLANNING DATA FROM 1948 TO 1994 AND THE ENTIRE DECISION REGISTER


  2. CARD INDEX SYSTEM (Database to search for Historic application no’s / guidance provided)

  3. PLOTTING SHEETS: 1948 – 1997 (maps showing sites outlined in red and application
    number(s) for History searches. Guidance provided)

  4. DECISION NOTICES 1948 – to date (Includes Officers Reports from 2010 and S106 Agreements. Guidance provided)

  5. go to COMMITTEE AGENDA’s from 2012 or for COMMITTEE AGENDA’S Current and historic (provided by Committee Services including the minutes): Click on this link PLANNING COMMITTEE

Other online documentation available, Commenting and other useful information.


Other information online


  1. TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS


  1. LISTED BUILDING DESCRIPTIONS

  2. FORMER COUNTY COUNCIL APPLICATIONS.

  3. ENFORCEMENT NOTICES 1957 to date

  4. MEASURING TOOL INSTRUCTION

  5. Click on A Guide to Planning online to assist with viewing Information online.


At The Customer Services Centre Horne Lane Bedford you can:


  1. Use all online facilities as explained above and over the page,

  2. Purchase copies of documents for the relevant fee,

  3. Receive assistance from Staff,

  4. View planning information not available online such as:


  1. File documentation from 1994 – To Date:- Consultation responses, Comments received, Agent correspondence etc. (in electronic format)

  2. All Planning files from 1948 – 1994 on MICROFILM:- which includes:
    Plans, forms, Agent correspondence and consultation/neighbour responses etc. There is also a Planning card index system to find any application numbers / sheet numbers you require.

How to make comments on an application

Please advise constituents to refer to How to Guide no 5 for our approach to Personal Data (which does not include Name and Address or business phone no’s or email addresses) and the following ways to comment


  1. Online:- Go to www.bedford.gov.uk/searchplans Click on To VIEW AND COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS link (Type in the application number and click on search then click on make a comment.

  2. By email to:- planning@bedford.gov.uk Please submit your comments as an attachment to the email (which does not contain your personal email address, phone number or signature) and quote the application reference number in the title and the word Object, Support or Comment so this can be recorded accurately (an automated email will confirm we have received this email). A paper acknowledgement with additional application specific information will be sent to the Customer’s home address once entered onto our planning database (this currently cannot be done by email)


  1. By Writing a letter:- to Planning, 4th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP: quoting application number and postal address for us to acknowledge.


  1. To make an enforcement complaint or for Pre-Application advice please go to: www.bedford.gov.uk/contactplanning . All the points of contact and Eforms are shown on this page.


WILSHAMSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL

THE MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2019 AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, COTTON END ROAD


A  G  E  N  D  A


1. Apologies for absence to be received

2. To receive presentation from Football Club regarding Jubilee Centre proposal

3. Declaration of local and pecuniary interests on agenda items

4.To confirm Minutes of the meeting held on 11th February 2019

5.Matters Arising from those Minutes (for information only)

6.Open Forum – members of the public invited to speak

7. Reports to be received by the Council:

Borough Councillor

Police

Reports from the Parish Council Working Groups:

Play Area

Environment Working Group

Allotments, Burial Ground, Jubilee Centre and Grass Cutting

Finance and General Purposes to include East West Rail consultation feedback

Planning

Neighbourhood Plan


8.Finance
     (i) Payment of accounts/cheques

(ii) Review of 2018/19 financial spreadsheet


9.Correspondence and information received (see attached list)

10.Future agenda items



E Barnicoat

Parish Clerk

5TH March


2019