Draft Neighbourhood Plan – Pre-Submission Public Consultation

The consultation went live on the 14 December 2020 and will be in progress up to 01 February 2021.

For more information and to review the documentation visit:

Draft Neighbourhood Plan an Introduction 


Thursday January 14th, 2021

Great Barford Parish Council

We understand that information is being circulated by developers regarding the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Great Barford.

All of the original background supporting documents used to inform the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Parish Council website at:


These documents include the full AECOM Site Assessment reports and the Site Allocation Report – a report which details the decision making process for the final site selection in the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

A Committee of Great Barford residents has put an immense amount of work and effort into producing the Draft Neighbourhood Plan; with expert advice, assessments and reports provided by relevant professionals and organisations. Please take some time to read the Draft Plan and please make your views known. This is the opportunity for Great Barford residents to shape the development of the village.

The consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan is open until the 01st February and comments can be submitted online. The Draft Neighbourhood Plan, the link to the response form and a FAQ section can all be found at


If you have any issues with accessing the information, please contact the Parish Clerks at clerk@greatbarford.org.uk The documents can be slow to open on occasion - please keep trying.
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Friday January 8th, 2021

Great Barford Parish Council

Record High of COVID-19 Cases in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough has hit a new record high of COVID-19 cases, exceeding 1,000 per 100,000 for the first time.

The figures for the 7 days from 29 December to 4 January show that there were 1,752 cases in Bedford Borough or 1,011 per 100,000 population. This means that 1 in 100 people in Bedford Borough tested positive for COVID-19 in just 7 days.

COVID-19 cases have been rising dramatically across the country, and sadly hospital admissions have been rising too placing the NHS and the care sector under huge pressure.
With this new milestone, Bedford Borough Council is again urging residents to play their part and stay at home.

England is under a national lockdown with the law requiring everyone to stay at home as much as possible. You may leave your home to:
shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Vicky Head, Director of Public Health at Bedford Borough Council said “This new milestone is a very unwelcome one, and really does show how much cases are increasing with the new variant of coronavirus spreading more easily.

“COVID-19 cases are increasing. Every single person must play their part. Please stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
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Thursday December 31st, 2020

Great Barford Parish Council
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