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“Planning for the Future” – Is the Mayor already in discussions about New Town development?

A few weeks ago in March 2020, Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Minister, launched a document called “Planning for the Future”    In this document the future plans for the Ox – Cam Arc are outlined – Para 10, 6th Bullet point on page 6 says: “Backing the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, including a new spatial framework …

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Bedford Borough Council admit to massive oversupply of new homes

Following demands from CPRE Bedfordshire at the Public Examination of their Local Plan currently underway in Bedford, BBC have released the latest update of their Forward Housing Trajectory for the full Local Plan period to 2030. This shows, as CPRE Bedfordshire has long predicted, that BBC has a massive surplus (or contingency) of over 1,000 …

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The ‘Central Growth Board’ – a new challenge to local democracy?

The Government and Local Authorities have acted together to create yet another QUANGO – “The Central Growth Board”. It will enable them to push through massive developments along the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Bedford – Cambridge Corridor without the consent of local people, crushing local democracy. The Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson and the …

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Surge of objections as over 700 residents say NO to Mayor’s plan for new town in North Beds

Over 700 residents have expressed shock over plans to build thousands of new houses to the north of Bedford. The proposals, slipped out quietly in the Mayor of Bedford’s Local Plan on 2ndJanuary, would see the building of 4,500 houses by Lee Farm in Sharnbrook, generating thousands of extra car journeys every day. The plans …

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