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Site of the former 111 Warwick Avenue, Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture June 2023
Plans for a new block of apartments in Bedford would not be viable if Bedford Borough Council’s affordable housing policies are applied, the developers have said. The proposal is for 12...
McDonald’s and Bedford Borough Council have teamed up to apply for planning permission to build a new fast-food drive-thru restaurant on the outskirts of town...
Needles - Black Tom
A video of a Bedford Borough Council worker finding discarded drug needles in a public area easily accessible by children has surfaced, highlighting what many feel is a growing problem...
A Lib Dem borough councillor claimed the use of agency staff was a consequence of new recruits being put off by possible public criticism from Conservative members. Councillor Jonathan...
People across the Borough are being reminded to make sure they register to vote so that can have their say on who represents them at Bedford Borough council and...
A planning application for new homes in Turvey was approved by Bedford Borough Council’s planning committee, despite officers identifying a “lot of negatives” with the proposed development...
5 Marigold Way, Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2024 Google Image capture May 2023 Image- LDRS
A detached Bedford home could become a six-bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO) and a bedsit – if plans are approved. Bedford Borough Council has received plans to...
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A Bedford Borough Councillor has defended an increase in the allowance paid to Bedford Borough councillors, calling it “a small cut” in the net value over the last four years, and lower...
A residents’ petition has been launched after developers approached the council for expert opinions on the impact 1,100 new homes near Shortstown would have on the local area...
Terraced houses
The government has said its changes to the planning rules will “protect” residents from being pushed out of their communities by excessive short-term lets. But Bedford Borough Council said this would...
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Homeowners in Great Denham and Kempston West can look forward to having an additional council charge removed within two years. This followed a Bedford Borough Council committee saying that it...
Bedford council has said it won’t get involved in rows over who owns land when planning applications are submitted. The comment came during a discussion over retrospective...