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 – May 2021 Progress

The consultations (Regulation 14 and Regulation 16 consultation) and associated final review of the Totternhoe Neighbourhood plan is now been completed. Thank you to all those from the village who participated in the consultations and review of the document.  On completion of the consultation process the plan was then taken forward by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) for examination.  The CBC appointed examiner completed a full reviewed of the plan in line with statutory requirements.  The examination process has now also been successfully completed.  

As a result of successful completion of these stages CBC will now be holding a referendum in the village so the village residents can vote on whether they choose to accept the plan or not.  

The final documents can be viewed below or on CBC website link below.

Referendum  – 24th June 2021

At the referendum villagers will get a chance to vote on whether to accept the plan for the village or not.  The referendum will take place on Thursday 24th June 2021, and will be held at the Church Hall, Totternhoe.

The question which will be asked at the referendum is;

‘Do you want Central Bedfordshire to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Totternhoe Neighbourhood Planning Area to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The formal Notice of Referendum can be found below.

The Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) and associated documents. Can be found below or on the CBC website linked above: