Have a say on the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission

Submit your comments on policy 19, which proposes that 160 houses should be built on land at Gold Lane, Biddenham, and which, if it is not removed from the Local Plan, would help developers wanting to build there.

Click here to visit the Bedford Borough Council website to view the Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission and supporting documentation.

Please note…

  • You are encouraged to submit an objection to policy 19 from each and every adult in your household – they all count!
  • You don’t have to live in Biddenham or Bedford Borough to object – please forward this on to anyone who cares!
  • You can only submit one objection to this policy in the Local Plan: if you have already submitted an objection to it, please do not submit another.

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I do not believe that policy 19 is sound for the following reasons and I ask that it is removed from the Local Plan 2035:

Please tick the boxes that explain why you object to policy 19 and wish it to be removed from the Local Plan:

It destroys the protection of open space that current policies provide to Biddenham and the surrounding communities
The importance of this visual separation has long been recognised by planning inspectors
There is no safe access to the site
Development there would add significantly to existing substantial traffic problems in Biddenham
Development there would not be sustainable: it could not be supported by the local infrastructure
There is already extensive new building around Biddenham which is changing the nature of the environment and impacting biodiversity: development on the land at Gold Lane would have a further adverse impact
The Borough has plenty of more sustainable and brown field sites that should be prioritised

Please provide below any further comments as to why you object to policy 19:

Thank you for your valuable contribution. Your personal data will not be held on record by any organisation or party.