Battison Street billboard
An old-fashioned paper advertising billboard is set to go digital after a planning inspector overturned the council’s refusal of consent. Clear Channel UK appealed to the Government’s Planning...
A plan for 400 homes and a new primary school on village land just outside Bedford has been binned – for the time being. A Government planning inspector says...
Bromham. Image credit: ADC Films
Reinforcements from the council have arrived just in time for the opening of a public inquiry into plans to build up to 80 new homes in Bromham...
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...
Greyfriars police station
Plans to rejuvenate a prominent town centre site in Bedford have stalled because of the impact of the pandemic on the local authority’s finances...
A councillor made a passionate plea for his colleagues to vote against a plan that would “devastate” Sharnbrook. The owners of Colworth Science Park to the west of the village had applied to Bedford Borough Council to build an advanced manufacturing facility and a brand new national...
Four mature trees – and possibly a fifth – are to be sacrificed to the needs of parents driving their children to and from a school...
Bricks - Building
A planning inspector has thrown out a developer’s attempt to convert offices to flats on the basis that they would create poor living standards. Inspector Andrew Smith also rejected Homelink Properties’ argument that Bedford Borough Council had...
Bricks - Building
The Chair of Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee has hailed the adoption of the Bedford Borough Local Plan as a major boost for its work in...
Cllr Alison Foster
A councillor says the democratic rights of the public are being lost during the planning committee’s lockdown.Cllr Alison Foster (Cons, Harrold ward)...
Wixams G-Park
Calls from a campaigning resident, for a review of a highly contentious plan for massive warehouses near Wixams, have been rejected by the Bedford Borough Council's...
Controversial plans for a hot food takeaway in a Bedford borough village hinge on whether officers at the council can reach an acceptable legal agreement...