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Universal Globe at theme park. Image: Universal Destinations & Experiences
The Universal Studios theme park, which could come to Bedford and is currently still going through feasibility studies by owners Comcast, could finally be considered by the government under...
The smell that hangs over homes near a Bedford KFC is “already horrendous” an objector has said over plans to change a fast food site to a drive-thru. Bedford Borough Council has received...
Bedford Borough Hall Bedford Borough council signage and entrance
Bedford Borough Council celebrates its 50th 'birthday' this month, having been the local authority for Bedford Borough since 1974. To mark the celebration, this is the first of three articles that will look...
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The government is concerned that some councils are using traffic fines to raise revenue – but Bedford Borough Council said these fines are to encourage safety. The Secretary of State for Transport...
The 22 new housing team recruits. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Bedford Borough Council has expanded its housing team to help tackle homelessness and increase support services for rough sleepers with 22 new recruits. "It's going to speed up our efforts...
Bromham Mill Entrance in 2021 Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2024 Google Image Capture October 2021. Image: LDRS
Further concerns have been raised of “the over-development” of Bromham Mill by Bromham Residents Group who packed out a parish council meeting to demonstrate their anger at proposals earlier this week...
Bromham Mill Entrance in 2021 Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2024 Google Image Capture October 2021. Image: LDRS
Concerned residents packed a council meeting as plans to regenerate Bromham Mill were discussed. But in a move to reassure them, a councillor said the parish council “isn’t as stupid”...
Football pitch
A planning decision on 500 new homes north of Bedford has been delayed due to a sports pitch. Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee (March 25) was assessing an outline planning application...
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“Cosy chats” between Bedford Borough Council and developers are why the affordable housing targets are not met, a campaigner has claimed. The claim was made as the council’s Planning...
A parish council has “evidence of bullying, coercion and general skulduggery” during the vote for Turvey’s Neighbourhood Development Plan, a meeting heard. The claim was made during...
Proposed development on land south Of Goldington Road, Bedford Screenshot Planning Committee 25 March 2024 Image: LDRS
Outline plans for an employment site to the east of Bedford have been approved by the borough council. Last night (25 March) Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the plans...
Billy Thompson, Lib Dem candidate for Riverfield Image supplied by Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats
The Lib Dem councillor for Bedford’s Riverfield Ward has resigned as his job has taken him out of the area. In a letter to Riverfield residents, Billy Thomspon (elected in May 2023) wrote that it had been...