Bedford Borough Council has published a new draft local plan for six weeks of public consultation until 29th March 2018.  Your comments on the local plan are invited. 

http://www.bedford.gov.uk/environment_and_planning/planning_town_and_country/planning_policy__its_purpose/local_plan_2035.aspx

I recommend starting with the summary leaflet.  In summary Bedford Borough Council are proposing that development occurs in urban and edge of urban areas plus the former Stewartby brickworks, a new garden village in Sharnbrook plus some development in the larger villages.  No development is proposed in our parish.

Summary Leaflet

Bedford Borough Council Local Plan 2035 CPC Summary

Campaign to Protect Rural England's Response to the Plan