Central Bedfordshire seeks new principal planner to tackle urban extensions work

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 1 Sep 2014


Planning demands from big urban extensions involving thousands of new homes have prompted Central Bedfordshire Council to seek a new principal planning officer.

The authority is seeking a principal planning officer to tackle large projects and oversee the delivery of major development initiatives.

Major applications manager Jennie Selley told Planning: “We have several large urban extensions coming through the system.

“These include Houghton Regis, for which we've just granted outline permission for 5,000 dwellings.”

Houghton Regis forms part of the Luton-Dunstable conurbation and is situated about 37 miles north of London. 

Selley said a second tranch of development would include 2,000 homes, while another site, Arlesey, is set for 1,000 dwellings.

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