In January 2015, Great Barford Parish Council  made an application for the Designation of a Neighbourhood Area.  The application letter can be found on the link below:

Designation of a Neighbourhood Area Application letter

Further information , including a map of the Neighbourhood Area, can be viewed on the Bedford Borough Council website at

On the 23rd April 2015 Bedford Borough Council Planning Department granted Great Barford Parish Council the right to prepare and complete a Neighbourhood Plan under;

Section 61G Town and Country Planning Act 1990

The Neighbourhood Area Application Decision Statement can be found on the link below:

Decision statement