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Bedford Borough Council has received an outline planning permission for up to 315 new homes on land south of Northampton Road, Bromham. The plans also include a 64-bed care home...
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The new management team looking after Bedford Borough Council's leisure services have said that they want customers to know they will be listened to and that their needs will come first as they...
Bedford Borough Hall Bedford Borough council signage and entrance
Bedford Borough Council will be able to buy land for less to help build social and affordable homes following government reforms announced this week. It will be able to buy land for development through...
Lakeview Village Hall, Wixams Screenshot Google Streetview 2024 Google Image capture Aug 2016. Image: via LDRS
Wixams Parish Council will be resubmitting its thoughts on a planning application after concerns about “racist overtones” and other comments made in a letter to planners. The retrospective...
Fusion's Dilapidated Oasis leisure pool sign
Bedford Borough Council said a solicitors’ letter chasing Fusion Lifestyle for over £357,000 in management fees and utility bills is part of an “end of contract reconciliation” and...
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Bedford Borough Council is to pay full costs to a developer after losing a planning appeal for a Wyboston business park. Monday’s Planning Committee (22 April) heard that the council has been dealing...
Unauthorised shop front at 13 High Street Bedford. Image: Google Streetview June 2023 © Google 2024
Bedford Borough Council has issued 18 breach of condition notices over the last three months, including to developers of a site in Roxton, a meeting heard. The council’s planning committee was given an update...
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...
1 Thurlow Street Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (c)2004 Image: Google Image capture May 2017
The space over a Bedford retail unit could become a five-bedroom “house in multiple occupation” (HMO), if plans are approved by the borough council.Bedford Borough Council has received a planning application...
Research by a home insurer has placed Bedford Borough in last place when it comes to gaining planning permission for home renovations. But the Borough Council said it doesn’t recognise the report’s...
Bedford Borough Council CEO, Laura Church. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Bedfordshire’s top council officers’ salaries have been published in the latest TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) Town Hall Rich List. The three council’s chief executives (Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and...
The first directly-elected Mayor of Bedford Borough, Frank Branston. Image: Bedford Borough Council
With its creation in 1974, Bedford Borough Council is 50 years old this year. To help mark their anniversary, we've given them a chance to look back at how our local authority has evolved and impacted...