Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Written by the local community and co-ordinated with the Planning Authority’s Local Plan, a Neighbourhood Plan can be a powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place, with the right support and amenities.

Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan – March 2021 Progress

The Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan is now completed and has been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) for review and examination.  Thank you to all those from the village who participated in the consultation and review of the document.  Many comments and suggestions were received, all of which were welcome, and these have now been reviewed, addressed and where applicable accounted for in the documentation.
CBC have also now completed the next phase of consultation known as Regulation 16 consultation, again thank you for those that inputted into this process.

Next Steps – Examination and Referendum

Following the completion of the Reg 16 consultation an external Examiner has now been appointed to formally review and examine the plan and associated documents.  The Examiner reviews the Plan in detail to ensure that all the obligatory processes have been completed.  If the plan is successful at Examination, it will proceed to a Referendum, to allow residents to vote.  If the Plan is successful at Referendum, CBC will ‘make’ the plan part of the development plan for the area and use it during consideration of planning decisions. 
At referendum Totternhoe residents will be able to review the plan again and will be asked to vote on whether or not they agree to except the plan for the village.  At referendum, further information on how and when you can review the plan and vote, will of course, be published.
In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the neighbourhood plan and its progress please do not hesitate to raise them via the regular PC meetings.
Current Neighbourhood Plan Documents submitted to CBC are linked below: