Oakley's Neighbourhood Development Plan

Oakley's Neighbourhood Development Plan

Committee Members

  • Pat Olney (Chair)
  • Gerry Sansom
  • Michael Frampton
  • Jane Walker
  • Tony Atkinson
  • Tony Kellet
  • Adrian Randall
  • Jette Randall
  • Nicholas Saunders
  • Rob Musgrave
  • Michael Carr
  • Paul Leinster

A Vision for Oakley Bedfordshire

To protect the village community & the landscape within which it sits.

The Parish Council has registered with the Borough Council to produce its own Neighbourhood Plan and has set up a sub-group consisting of Parish Councillors and interested residents. The sub-group will develop the Neighbourhood Plan over the next 2 years.

Latest News: 

The Oakley Neighbourhood Development Plan group has been very busy working on the response to the Bedford Borough Council’s Local Plan Consultation and that response will have gone in by 9th June 2017. 

The group will be finalising the policies after comments from the Borough planner who is working with neighbourhood plan groups. 

The Parish Council with the NDP group have decided that a consultant is needed to assess sites that have been proposed for development. Grant funding is being sourced for this work. Once the group have the information a possible site or sites will be presented to the Parish Council for their consideration. 

Bedford Borough Council agreed that, as we have made good progress with the plan, the Parish Council can decide where the 25 to 50 houses that have been allocated for Oakley should be situated. 

We are still looking to have the Neighbourhood Plan in place by early 2018.

Bedford Borough Local Plan - If you would like to read the proposed Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 in more detail, then go to www.bedford.gov.uk/localplan2035

Further updates will appear here and in the Oakley Newsletter.


Policy Areas

It is proposed that Oakley’s NDP will have 6 policy areas:

  • Landscape/Environmental
  • Historic Structures & Important Places
  • Housing Development & Design Policy
  • Local Business/Employment Policy
  • Highways & Transport Policy
  • Green Space Policy

A field on Station Road that is cited for development