Housing and planning
Good land-use planning is the unsung hero of environmental protection. Good planning can help slow the growth in road traffic, encourage urban regeneration, curb urban sprawl, protect the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside and safeguard wildlife habitats.
Green Belt land covers much of Central Bedfordshire’s area, and was adopted to prevent the sprawl of Luton, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard as part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt. Yet we are set to lose at least five square miles of Green Belt in Bedfordshire to development schemes already given the green light.