Stagsden Solar Power Plant Site
A solar power station straddling the borders of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, could be on the cards after developers approached three councils for their opinions...
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...
King Street, Kempston
A socially distanced visit will be arranged so councillors can see a Kempston street’s parking problems. Councillors heard there is opposition from...
A father feared that his daughter would be subjected to “biblical plagues” of rats and flies from the reorganisation of a council depot...
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 farmer’s use of buildings for storage and distribution – and the lorries associated with the business – has split the community in Pavenham.
Bricks - Building
Planning, it’s never far from the headlines nationally, or locally. The rule book rewritten in 2012 and the Regional Spatial Strategies abandoned. Eight years on and the headlines are full of talk...
The development in Sharnbrook is site 238 in the Sharnbrook Neighbourhood plan. As the Sharnbrook Neighbourhood Plan has yet to be adopted it seems...
A plan to bring a dead village pub back to life by building four houses on the same site and injecting the profits into a big refurbishment have been reluctantly dismissed by councillors...
Councillors have controversially granted permission to an “anti-democratic” plan for 20 new homes in a village near Bedford. A site called Hayle Field, off High Street, in Thurleigh...
Campaigners fear that children’s lives will be put at risk on even busier roads if 81 new homes are built next to a school.
Four mature trees – and possibly a fifth – are to be sacrificed to the needs of parents driving their children to and from a school...