London Luton Airport Expansion

London Luton Airport Limited are currently running a consultation on their expansion plans.

LLAL is keen to engage with as many people as possible and has organised a very extensive programme of 34 public events throughout Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, over a period of 50 days during the consultation period, which runs until 16 December. The full programme can be found at

Documents are also available for inspection at Leighton Buzzard Library until 16th December – Leighton Buzzard Library, Ground Floor Library Building, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1RX. Opening hours are as follows: Mondays closed; Tuesdays to Fridays 9am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-4pm; Sundays closed.

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Town Centre Benchmarking Report

In summer 2019 Central Bedfordshire Council commissioned a series of town centre surveys across towns in the central Bedfordshire area. The purpose of the surveys is to develop a better understanding of town centres and their needs. Information like this is useful to all parties, councils and businesses alike, understand the town centre and how it is performing.

All interested parties are invited to receive a presentation along with discussion on the results of the Leighton Buzzard surveys:

Monday 25th November 2019, 7.00pm to 8.00pm at The White House, Hockliffe St, LU7 1HD

Mike King of People & Places, the organisation commissioned to undertake the survey will present the findings in an open meeting.


This survey is now closed.

Thank you for your engagement.

Cemetery Public Consultation

The Council wishes to capture the public’s views on issues relating to the future of Vandyke Road Cemetery.  With approximately 8 years of burial capacity remaining, the inability to find and secure suitable burial land either within the parish or outside means that the council needs to think about ways to maximise burial capacity within its existing site.

The public consultation exercise asked parish residents to consider options that could provide additional burial capacity in order to meet increasing demand by an ever expanding parish population.

The Survey is now closed 

It is hoped that the findings will be presented to the 9th September Grounds and Environmental Services Committee for its consideration.

The issue is both complex and for some, will be a sensitive topic. It is important to be aware that the final decision is made by council and may not always reflect some of the views expressed during community engagement and consultation. The council will do its utmost to take all comments into consideration when seeking a workable solution in the interests of the town’s ability to accommodate those wishing to be buried within the parish.