Standing Up For Maulden


Councillor Mark Smith for Maulden

Your Independent Central Bedfordshire Councillor for Maulden. As your Central Beds Councillor, I will work tirelessly to tackle local issues and stand up for what matters. Namely, say: 

  • Yes to guarding against the overdevelopment of Maulden
  • Yes to Independent Scrutiny of Central Beds Council
  • Yes to better infrastructure for Maulden
  • Yes to helping you and your neighbours
  • Yes to helping local businesses thrive
  • Yes to being kept informed
  • Yes to being independent


Local Issues & Solutions  

Guarding against over-development - Central Bedfordshire Council does not have an adopted Local Plan, which has left communities, like Maulden, fighting a rear-guard action against speculative planning applications from developers.

Central Bedfordshire Council is letting Maulden residents down by not co-operating with other authorities and getting their local plan adopted. For this reason, I commend Maulden for persisting with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? In very simple terms, this is: 

  • A document that would set out the planning policies for your village - planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications.
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love your village, rather than the Local Planning Authority, namely Central Beds Council
  • A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place and determines what associated infrastructure should be provided. 

You can learn more about Maulden's Neighbourhood Plan at: 

It is vital that you and I support the formation of the plan for the future of the village to protect against further speculative planning applications. 

 Neighbourhood Plans - more details: 

Supporting Maulden Parish Council - I pledge my support to your elected representatives on Maulden Parish Council and I will assist them with their decision making to the best of my ability. 

Details of Maulden Parish Council: 

Speeding - I pledge to support the community's efforts to combat speeding through the village.

Keeping Maulden Informed - I pledge to keep you informed of my actions as your representative on Central Bedfordshire Council.


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