National planning rules are preventing Bedford councillors from refusing unwelcome developments, a meeting heard. The planning processes that have to be followed by Bedford...
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Bedford Borough Council planners try to keep applicants up to date with decision delays, but if they updated them every day the planners wouldn’t have the time to do anything else...
RAF Cardington
Council planners are in new talks with developers over a deal to secure the future of the iconic giant airship sheds in Cardington. Bedford Borough Council had in 2014 given permission for 592 homes to be built near the sheds at Shortstown on the understanding that a deal would...
Council planners and legal experts say they are doing all they can to make sure a new doctor’s surgery is built on the outskirts of Biddenham. A year’s worth of talks has taken place behind the scenes to sort out...
Buildings at the former Rushmoor School site will become blocks of one- and two-bed apartments – but if you have a car then you should look for somewhere else to live. That was...
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Bedford council has said it won’t get involved in rows over who owns land when planning applications are submitted. The comment came during a discussion over retrospective...
More visits to developments sites before meetings may put councillors off being part of the planning committee, a meeting heard. Planning Committee chair, councillor...
Newborn baby
Councillors have overridden huge opposition in Sharnbrook to give the green light to a service for troubled new mums and their newborns. The planning committee was told that the occupiers of a converted...
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More homes could be set to be built on a former school site. A planning application has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council for the former St Andrew’s School site on Pemberley Avenue...
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Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...
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Retrospective planning permission for a detached double garage in Odell has been granted despite a claim that part of the development was overhanging a neighbour’s property. The plans...
Goldington Road Bedford Blues
Bedfordians have expressed concern, after it was revealed the Bedford Blues ground on Goldington Road has been listed in a 'call for sites' that could be used for development. A 'call for sites' is...