In the first of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s economy...
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...
A local councillor has welcomed plans for nearly 300 new homes on the site of the former Ouse Valley Golf Club in Biddenham, nearly 15 years after the plan was first mooted. The 33.7-acre site...
Bricks - Building
Bedford’s villages are being “savaged” by developers who are exploiting a massive breach in the borough’s planning defences.
A village pub near Bedford cannot be turned into a house, a planning inspector has ruled. Even though the Royal George in High Street, Stagsden, was unviable from 2012 to 2015, inspector Rachel Walmsley...
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...
Greyfriars police station
A “laser like focus” will be directed at a local authority in the weeks ahead over the sale and redevelopment of a former Bedfordshire police station. Planning permission was granted by Bedford Borough Council for a change of use for the Greyfriars site...
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...
Bricks - Building
A residents’ petition has been launched after developers approached the council for expert opinions on the impact 1,100 new homes near Shortstown would have on the local area...
Bricks - Building
Planners have given the go-ahead for up to 390 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Bromham. A committee was told that the principle of developing the site, off Stagsden Road...
Developers of nearly 600 new homes already approved for Shortstown have agreed to hand over £1 million to maintain historic airship Shed One at Cardington...
Plans for up to 249 new homes in Harrowden are in the pipeline and an application for a ‘screening opinion’ has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. Before submitting a planning application...