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Approximate location for five new homes in Turvey Screenshot My Maps Map Data (C)2024 Imagery (C) 2024 Infoterra Ltd & Bluesky
Commercial buildings in Turvey could be replaced by new homes if plans submitted to Bedford Borough Council are approved. The applicant said the buildings at Bamfords Yard have...
The proposed solar farm site at Wymington as shown in the planning statement. Image provided by LDRS
A proposed development would provide a “unique opportunity” to co-locate a solar farm with existing renewable technologies in Wymington, developers have claimed. Bedford Borough...
16 Church Lane, Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture May 2023
The owner of a Bedford HMO has resubmitted plans to expand its occupancy after previous plans were rejected by the borough council. The new application is still seeking to increase the occupancy of...
The hand of a builder placing bricks as they build a wall
A village near Bedford could have six affordable rental homes built – if plans are agreed. A planning application for 17 new homes – including the six affordable rental homes – on land at Odell Road...
1 Park Road Kempston Image: Screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture May 2019
Plans to “enhance” a Kempston street by converting a car sales unit to a 14-bedroom HMO have been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. The application stated that 1 Park Road, Kempston is currently...
land adjacent to 46 Potters Cross, Wootton. Approximate site boundary as a guide only. Image: Google My Maps Map Data (C)2023 Imagery (C)2023, Getmapping plc, Inforterra Ltd & Bluesky, Maxar Technologies, The GeoInformation Group via LDRS
Wootton Parish Council has objected to plans to build up to five new homes as the proposed site was “rejected as part of the village’s Neighbourhood Development Plan”...
Elstow quarry
The company infilling a quarry near Bedford has claimed a borough councillor’s comments could cause “unjustified reputational damage” to its business. During November’s Planning Committee...
Approximate boundary for development at the former Driving Standards Agency site on Harrowden Lane, Harrowden. Image: Screenshot Google Maps/LDRS
Bedford Borough Council has received an outline planning application for up to 204 new homes on the former DVSA Site in Harrowden. The applicants said this site forms part of “a larger...
Approximate site boundary for land north of Oakley\\\'s High street Screenshot Google My Maps Map data (C)2023 Imagery (C)2023, Getmapping plc, Infoterra Ltd
An objector to plans for new homes in Oakley has said they don’t “understand the necessity to squeeze some extra dwellings into such a small and unsuitable site”. However, the applicants said the...
Approximate site boundary Screenshot Google MyMaps Map data (C)2023 Imagery (C)2023, Getmapping plc, Infoterra Ltd &Bluesky, Maxar Technologies The GeoInformation Group
More new homes could be coming to Wixams if revised plans are approved. A planning application to replace three “derelict” buildings with 25 new homes has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council...
The hand of a builder placing bricks as they build a wall
Bedford Borough Council’s former Lib Dem administration’s Local Plan “mess” could cost residents up to £1 million, a Conservative councillor has claimed. But the Lib Dems say the blame for the plan’s...
The hand of a builder placing bricks as they build a wall
The Planning Inspectorate has raised concerns about Bedford Borough Council’s new Local Plan, saying that there is a shortfall of "at least 2,000 homes". In a letter published today, Inspector Darren McCreery...