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A decision to decide a retrospective planning application for a Wixams home-based hair salon has been deferred by borough councillors. And the chair of Bedford Borough...
Bromham Mill Protest at Bedford Borough Council full council meeting on 10 July. Image: LDRS
Borough councillors heard that residents are “deeply concerned” over the parish council’s plans to redevelop Bromham Mill – as protestors held up banners during last night’s full council...
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Following a successful appeal, the developers of a self-build development in Cotton End are upping the ante with a new proposal to add even more homes to the development...
Leslie Sell Activity Centre. Image: Google Earth Image © 2024 CNES:Airbus.
New homes in Bromham could put an activity centre of “national importance” at risk if the plans go ahead, a local youth leader has said. David Heard, representing Bedfordshire Scouts...
To show the "strength of support" for those opposing the parish council's plans to develop Bromham Mill a silent protest was held outside Bromham Parish Council on Tuesday, 2 July. Image: LDRS
Bromham Parish Council said it hasn’t refused to meet a residents’ group, it just hasn’t had the time to respond to a request for an alternative date. The Bromham Residents Group (BRG)...
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Plans for 179 new homes in Bromham have been submitted to the council – but one objector has said they are “not materially different” to an application turned down in 2017. And they added that the...
Bedford Park tennis courts: before and after the refurbishment Image: before/LDRS after/Bedford Borough Council.
A senior Bedford borough councillor said the council won’t put residents’ “hard-earned” money at risk by breaking the pay-to-play agreement which funded the recent refurbishment of borough...
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Plans to build 500 new homes north of Bedford have been approved following an agreement on the location and funding of a sports pitch. In March, Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee deferred...
Bedford borough Lib Dems have said the Conservative administration had to use reserves to balance their budget. But the Conservatives said that they are just following the Lib Dem suggestion to use...
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Plans have been submitted to convert a building previously used by Bedford High School as classrooms to four “residential units”. Bedford Borough Council has received an application to convert 7 The Crescent...
Land adjacent to 14 Lincoln Road Kempston. Image: Screenshot Google Street View © 2024 Google Image capture June 2023 / LDRS
A planning application has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council to build a three-bedroom home on land adjacent to 14 Lincoln Road, Kempston. An application to build two semi-detached...
Bedford Borough Council has published its unaudited statement of accounts for 2023/2024. Last year the publication of the draft statement of accounts for 2022/2023 was delayed for two months...