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CPRE Bedfordshire condemns the actions of Central Bedfordshire Council as anti-democratic for approving an application for 1,500 new homes East of Biggleswade at a meeting of their Development Management Committee on the 6 February 2019


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CPRE Bedfordshire have written to Bedford Borough Council objecting to the application to build 160 houses west of Gold Lane in Biddenham.

The letter can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The Biddenham Action Group have set up a system for those who wish to object to the application here. There is a link to the Bedford Borough Council Planning Department website from where the plans and supporting documentation can be accessed.

The deadline for objections is January 9th 2019


Hot on the heels of the disappointing decision of the High Courts to allow the Environment Agency to issue an operating permit to Covanta for their proposed Rookery pit Incinerator comes another proposal for a waste incinerator plant on the Beds/Herts border between Harpenden and Luton within the planning jurisdiction of Central Beds Council (CBC).


+1million homes = 20 cities the size of Cambridge (50,000 homes)

+ 1.9 million increase in population = 2 cities the size of Birmingham (pop: 1m)

Distance from Cambridge to Oxford = 85 miles

Planning Madness!



Below is CPRE’s robust response to the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government’s (MHC&LG) “Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance”

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