The Bedford Rowing Lake project has taken another step forward as the Bedford Local Plan gets adopted at long last by our Council.
The lake will give the opportunity for Junior rowing to expand with our partner and subscribing schools along with, now, the University of Bedfordshire and of course our other sponsors, funders and supporters.
That now means rowing taking part in more than 10 of our local schools!
Extracts from the Council website are below for information:
The Allocations and Designations Local Plan – Adopted
The Allocations and Designations Local Plan, which sets out new development allocations and designations for areas of land where specific policies will apply within Bedford Borough, was adopted by Full Council on 17th July. The document and the formal notice can be viewed on and downloaded from the council’s website using the following link.
An extract is here relating to the Bedford Rowing Lake:
115.The creation of the Bedford River Valley Park (BRVP), which lies to the east of
Bedford within the wider Forest of Marston Vale and encompasses the existing
Priory Country Park, is a long-standing and key part of the Council’s
endeavour to deliver appropriate green infrastructure. It falls within Green
Infrastructure Zone 3 (Lower Great Ouse River Valley) and is identified as one
of the key priorities for development. At over 800ha in size the park is
designed to provide multi-functional green space close to Bedford to serve the
recreational needs of an expanding population. It includes within its boundary a proposal for a 2000m+ long water-sports lake, a much-needed facility both locally and regionally. Having regard to these matters I believe that the BRVP proposal is a vital ingredient in the planning of the future of the Borough and merits strong support and endorsement.
Click on the logo below to go to the main rowing lake website: