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Proposed location of solar farm. Image: Screenshot Google Maps Map Data (C)2024 Imagery (C) Landsat: Copernicus, Maxar Technologies/LDRS
A proposed Solar Farm near the A1 is an “essential infrastructure project” for a clean energy supply, applicants have claimed. Bedford Borough Council has received a planning application to...
Professional worker using pan knife for building brick walls with cement and mortar planning new homes builder building Image Adobe Stock:aboutmomentsimages
If approved, plans to build up to 180 new homes in Great Barford would be “flying in the face” of the Neighbourhood Plan processes, three objectors have claimed...
Fox and Hounds, Goldington Road, Bedford Image: Screenshot Google Streetview (c)2023 Google Image captured Nov 2020
Plans to change the use of a Bedford pub have returned after three refusals and two dismissed appeals since 2021. Bedford Borough Council has received a fourth application...
Extra Care Wixams / Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Google Image capture October 2021. Image: LDRS
Bedford Borough Council planners have not sought a financial contribution for the “existing Wixams Surgery Practice” from a retirement village’s expansion, a meeting heard. The Planning Committee...
Land adjacent to 19 Rosedale Way, Kempston/Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Image capture June 2023. Image: LDRS
Plans to build on a patch of land in Kempston have been resubmitted after the original application was refused. The planning application to build a detached home on land adjacent to 19 Rosedale Way...
The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture May 2023
Yet another planning application to convert a former Bedford pub has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. In the last three years, two applications have been made to change...
Broadway House, Broadway, Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2024 Google Image capture June 2023. Image: LDRS
Five additional apartments could be built on Bedford’s Broadway, if plans are approved. Developers have submitted a planning application to Bedford Borough Council to build a roof extension on Broadway...
Professional worker using pan knife for building brick walls with cement and mortar planning new homes builder building Image Adobe Stock:aboutmomentsimages
Great Barford could have up to 69 new homes – if plans are approved. Bedford Borough Council has received an outline planning application for a new development off the village’s Addingtons...
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...
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...
Bedford Borough Hall Bedford Borough council signage and entrance
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...