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18/00140/MAO | Outline planning application for up to 250 dwellings including vehicular access from Gold Lane, emergency only access from the A4280, pedestrian and cycle links, public open space, car parking, drainage, landscaping and other associated works. All matters are reserved except for access. | Land Off Deep Spinney Biddenham Bedfordshire
  • Total Consulted: 608
  • Comments Received: 607
  • Objections: 599
  • Supporting: 0

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Meera George 56 Carnoustie Drive Great Denham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4FF

Comment submitted date: Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Paula Walker 24 Brookfield Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 9LA

Comment submitted date: Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Helen Miller 17 Prinknash Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 8DJ

Comment submitted date: Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Jane Butcher 26 Newstead Way Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 8RH

Comment submitted date: Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Mr Richard Castle 2 Johnson Close Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4RB

Comment submitted date: Tue 03 Apr 2018

I have previously objected to the above outline proposal on the land adjacent to Gold Lane.
I oppose the application to build 250 houses in Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o I believe that Biddenham has special characteristics which set it apart from the expanding adjoining urban development and these must be maintained, as indeed is acknowledged by the Borough Council.
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies and I wish it to remain protected.
o Planning inspectors have recognised the importance of this visual separation between communities around Biddenham, which I agree with.
o There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 250 houses would negatively impact already existing traffic problems on Gold Lane, through the village and at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.
o The increased traffic flow through the village would present a safety concern for the local school.
o As I understand it the Borough's housing needs are met within the current Local Plan so this additional housing is not required, and nor should it be allowed on this protected open space.

Comment submitted date: Thu 08 Feb 2018

Dear Planning Department,
Please consider my feedback as part of the consultation towards application 18/00140/MAO to build 250 houses in Biddenham.
My address is as follows:
2 Johnson Close
MK40 4RB
I oppose the application to build 250 houses in Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o I believe that Biddenham has special characteristics which set it apart from the expanding adjoining urban development and these must be maintained, as indeed is acknowledged by the Borough Council.
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies and I wish it to remain protected.
o There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 250 houses would negatively impact already existing traffic problems on Gold Lane, through the village and at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed.
o As I understand it the Borough's housing needs are met within the current Local Plan so this additional housing is not required, and nor should it be allowed on this protected open space.
Yours faithfully
Richard Castle

John And Elizabeth Daniels 37 Day's Lane Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4AE

Comment submitted date: Tue 03 Apr 2018

My reasons are as follows:
I believe that Biddenham has special characteristics which set it apart from the expanding adjoining urban development and these must be maintained, as indeed is acknowledged by the Borough Council.
The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies and I wish it to remain protected.
Planning inspectors have recognised the importance of this visual separation between communities around Biddenham, which I agree with.
There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 250 houses would negatively impact already existing traffic problems on Gold Lane, through the village and at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.
The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed.
As I understand it the Borough's housing needs are met within the current Local Plan so this additional housing is not required, and nor should it be allowed on this protected open space.
Yours faithfully
John Daniels

Helen Daniels 49 Deep Spinney Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4QJ

Comment submitted date: Tue 03 Apr 2018

My reasons are as follows:
I believe that Biddenham has special characteristics which set it apart from the expanding adjoining urban development and these must be maintained, as indeed is acknowledged by the Borough Council.
The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies and I wish it to remain protected.
Planning inspectors have recognised the importance of this visual separation between communities around Biddenham, which I agree with.
There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 250 houses would negatively impact already existing traffic problems on Gold Lane, through the village and at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.
The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed.
As I understand it the Borough's housing needs are met within the current Local Plan so this additional housing is not required, and nor should it be allowed on this protected open space.
Yours faithfully
Helen Daniels

Mr Martin Gibson 9 Thorpe Close Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4RA

Comment submitted date: Tue 03 Apr 2018

My reasons are as follows:
o I believe that Biddenham has special characteristics which set it apart from the expanding adjoining urban development and these must be maintained, as indeed is acknowledged by the Borough Council.
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies and I wish it to remain protected.
o Planning inspectors have recognised the importance of this visual separation between communities around Biddenham, which I agree with.
o There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 250 houses would negatively impact already existing traffic problems on Gold Lane, through the village and at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed.
o As I understand it the Borough's housing needs are met within the current Local Plan so this additional housing is not required, and nor should it be allowed on this protected open space.
In addition to the above and other comments from individuals there is evidence that bats are living in the area of the proposed area on Gold Lane. We regularly see bats flying in to our garden from Gold Lane after dusk.
Yours faithfully
Martin Gibson

Mr Mark Phillips 7 The Old Barns Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4BL

Comment submitted date: Mon 02 Apr 2018

Following the amended and additional plans, notified to me on 19 March 2018, I am writing to confirm that my original objections to this application still stand and i wish them to be taken into consideration by planning officers and committee.

The great strength of objection by many local people, who know and value this land, cannot be ignored. Contrary to the view posed by the applicants, there is no support for this development in the local area. I am writing this submission at 11.30pm on 'deadline day' and not a single submission has been made in support of the development.

This application is made without perspective on the local environment and heritage. It would irreversibly destroy wildlife habitats and local views. Access to the site is dangerous and would significantly impact upon local traffic flow.

And finally, the application is in breach of the current local plan. There are plenty of other sites - many of them brown field - identified in the plan where houses can be built.

The arguments and objections are clear. We are relying on our local planning officers and committee to listen to the unanimous views of local people, and reject this application. Thank you.

Comment submitted date: Fri 16 Feb 2018

Further to my objections already registered - which still stand - I have noticed, this morning, that the applicant has posted a further raft of documents associated with the application. These documents have only been posted today, which is the very last day of the consultation period. The consultation end date has not been changed on the borough council website. Rightly, with this new information, the consultation period should now be extended to allow these new documents to be considered. Please could you confirm this.

I have read the applicant's account of the public consultation meeting that was held in the Church Barn at the end of last year and, as an attendee at that meeting, my view is that the document does not in any way capture the level of opposition to the development that was expressed at that event.

Furthermore, I wish to register my concern that the developer was not able to provide all these documents at the start of the consultation period.

Mr Trevor Pegg 7 St Mellion Drive Great Denham Bedford Bedford MK40 4BF

Comment submitted date: Thu 29 Mar 2018

I have already sent a protest regarding this development and the protest still is relevant now.
Please confirm that my comments are will still be considered

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