Central Bedfordshire is a hub of thriving market towns at the heart of the UK’s motorway, rail and air networks, only 30 minutes from London. Substantial growth is planned for the area – the new Local Plan includes provisions for 20,000-30,000 new homes and 24,000 new jobs up to 2035. Central Bedfordshire Council wants growth to be sustainable, has declared a Climate Emergency and is now aiming to demonstrate leadership for sustainable development in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To support this ambition, Useful Projects has been commissioned to develop an innovative and creative Sustainability Plan for 2020-2030. The Sustainability Plan will start with Central Bedfordshire Council leading by example in its everyday practices, encouraging residents and businesses to do likewise, and investing in programmes that support a carbon-free and sustainable Central Bedfordshire for 2030 and beyond.