TIME is running out for residents to have their say on Central Bedfordshire Council’s Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan.

The draft plan includes a recommended shortlist of seven gipsy and traveller sites, including one on land south of Fairfield and west of Stotfold Road.

The public can have their say both online and through paper comment forms – and now respondents can also download a Word version of the comment form from www.centralbed fordshire.gov.uk/gypsytravel lerplan, complete in and email it to LDF@centralbedford shire.gov.uk

Submissions will be provided to the Secretary of State, who will appoint an independent planning inspector to examine the plan.

Cllr Nigel Young, the council’s executive member for sustainable communities, said: “All comments will be included verbatim in the report to the planning inspector – though we will also summarise these in another section of the document to enable the planning inspector to identify the dominant themes in the public feedback.”

The consultation, which began on May 20, ends on Monday.

Paper copies of the documents and comment forms are available from the council offices and libraries.

The interactive online form can be accessed or downloaded at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/gypsytravellerplan