Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Local Plans Update

Local Planning Authorities across the country have been progressing Local Plan preparations to ensure that they meet the Government’s end of March deadline for submission of Local Plans to the Secretary of State and thereby retain control of their housing figures. 

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Central Bedfordshire Council Local Plan Consultation August 2017

Central Bedfordshire Council has now published its preferred options for the new Local Plan, which will cover the period from 2015 to 2035.

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Central Beds Council publishes Procurement Pipeline

Central Bedfordshire Council has published its Procurement Pipeline.  The document is a forward look at the goods and services Central Bedfordshire Council intends to procure over the coming years. The Procurement Pipeline covers procurement over £10,000 in value.

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Consultation on plans for Bedford Technical Academy

Bedford College is proposing to open a brand new Technical Academy in September 2015 focusing on specialist technical training in science, service and creative technologies.

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Incuba: Green Business & Innovation Competition

Do you have an innovative business idea that supports the environment?  The Incuba Business Support and Learning Centre, being opened in Dunstable by Central Bedfordshire Council, is running a  Green Business and Innovation Competition.

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PopUp Dunstable

PopUp Dunstable is part of PopUp Britain, a national campaign that supports Britain's most promising retail entrepreneurs by providing access to sought-after High Street spaces so small businesses can trial physical retail without the long-term financial commitment, whilst raising their brand profile and carrying out market research. Four brilliant new businesses will share the space for a fortnight before a new group move in for the next fortnight, and so on until Christmas.

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Working with universities

Could your business work with universities to a greater degree?   Central Bedfordshire Council is asking managers of local businesses to take part in a survey which begins on 19th August 2013.

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The Incuba

The Incuba Business & Innovation Day (IBID) represents the first in a programme of conference, workshop and training initiatives to be run in connection with the opening in September of The Incuba, an exciting new learning and business innovation centre in Dunstable.
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Poynters Road

As part of the on-going regeneration of the area and improvement to the road network in Dunstable, Bedfordshire Highways will be carrying out essential road works on Poynters Road.

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