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A cross-local authority boundary planning application for a 50MW solar farm close to an existing facility has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. The site is approximately...
Thirteen affordable homes could become available in Bedford’s Poets if plans to convert a care home for older people are approved... An application to change the use of...
Delays in agreeing a planning application has led to a primary school using its sports field to expand while it waits for promised land to be handed over. During the council’s planning committee...
Cpt Tom Cranfield Uni
Captain Tom’s daughter has been ordered to pull down the luxury spa complex she built in her garden. Hannah Ingram-Moore, 53, and her husband Colin, 66, have lost an appeal against Central Beds...
Location of the new bridge to nowhere in Biddenham (Mr Craven in the inset) Image: Screenshot by LDRS, Planning Committee - Monday, 14 August 2023
Bedford borough councillors have granted planning permission for a bridge linking a Biddenham housing development to a new country park – despite concerns over its suitability. The bridge had been granted...
128 Bedford Road. Image LDRS
Plans to double the occupancy of a Kempston house in multiple occupation have been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. The house in multiple occupation (HMO) at 128 Bedford Road currently...
Elstow Park and Ride
A waiting room intended to help users of Bedford’s park and ride to keep out of the elements while they wait to hop on a bus into town is set to be taken over by… a car rental company...
The site in Wootton is one identified for development in the Wootton Neighbourhood Plan
A planning application for 20 new homes in Wootton has been approved by Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee. Council planning officers recommended the application...
The Ferris Wheel at this year's WinterWonderland in Bedford Park
Allowing Bedford’s WinterWonderland to take place without the relevant permissions for a second time makes a “mockery” of the planning system, a councillor has said. At Bedford Borough Council’s full...
Borough councillors in Bedford have overturned part of a village’s neighbourhood plan – just 11 days after it was resoundingly approved by the community. More than half the 482 electors of Stevington...
Cotton End sign
Eight new homes could be built in a village near Bedford after plans were re-submitted to the borough council. The applicants said their new plans for three-bedroom homes on the site of the former 161 High Road...
The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture May 2023
A revised planning application to convert a Bedford pub has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. In November, an application to demolish The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road, to...