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Hot on the heels of the disappointing decision of the High Courts to allow the Environment Agency to issue an operating permit to Covanta for their proposed Rookery pit Incinerator comes another proposal for a waste incinerator plant on the Beds/Herts border between Harpenden and Luton within the planning jurisdiction of Central Beds Council (CBC).


+1million homes = 20 cities the size of Cambridge (50,000 homes)

+ 1.9 million increase in population = 2 cities the size of Birmingham (pop: 1m)

Distance from Cambridge to Oxford = 85 miles

Planning Madness!



Below is CPRE’s robust response to the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government’s (MHC&LG) “Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance”


The winter 2018 edition of our branch magazine Bedfordshire Matters is now available to download.


Read CPRE Bedfordshire’s response to Bedford Borough Council’s (BBC’s) new Local Plan 2030 Draft for Submission Consultation.


27,000 hectares of farmland and woodland threatened by Oxford-Cambridge Arc, according to CPRE analysis.

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