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Bedford Borough Councillors went against the strong advice of their planning officers to put off a decision on a plan to build seven retirement bungalows in the Riseley village conservation...
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...
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)...
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...
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Bedford’s villages are being “savaged” by developers who are exploiting a massive breach in the borough’s planning defences.
Major planning decisions will be taken behind closed doors until the coronavirus crisis is over. Bedford Council’s planning committee has decided...
Four mature trees – and possibly a fifth – are to be sacrificed to the needs of parents driving their children to and from a school...
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...
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.
A farmer’s use of buildings for storage and distribution – and the lorries associated with the business – has split the community in Pavenham.
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...
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A Government inspector has ordered Bedford Borough Council to pay costs after “unreasonable” delays in making a planning decision. Dominic Batchelor was so fed up with waiting for...