Skip to main content

Planning » Application Comments

Help with this page (opens in a new window)

18/03100/MAO | Outline planning application for up to 160 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: 515
  • Comments Received: 517
  • Objections: 503
  • Supporting: 1

Search Filters

Collapse All|Expand All|Showing 1-10 of 515|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|

Mark And Paula Larrington 43 Village Road Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8LL

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o 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 environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Paula Larrngton

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o 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 environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Mark Larrngton

John Woodward Yonda 35 Grange Lane Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8NR

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o 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.
Yours faithfully
John Woodward

Nick Dutch 50 Village Road Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8LJ

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Nick Dutch

Lena Keothavong 19 Day's Lane Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4AD

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o 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 environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
Yours faithfully
Lena Keothavong

Lynn Brown 3 Manor Close Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8JA

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o 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 environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
There is massive development already in Great Denham and in between Bedford and Bromham. This is just another chunk of beautiful countryside being swallowed up basically merging the town of Bedford with villages of Biddenham, Great Denham and Bromham. It is encroaching on what has traditionally been a rural environment causing additional traffic, pollution, noise and damage to wildlife. Too many green fields are being developed and the developers should start considering building on brown field sites preserving, for the future generations, some of our valuable countryside.
Yours faithfully
Lynn Brown

Mr Nicholas Ritchie 63 Deep Spinney Biddenham Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 4QJ

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

Clearly, the first application was a (commercial) try on with the view that a lower number of houses is acceptable. It is not. If Bedford Borough Council had not already noticed the western and northern bypass is already full to bursting. The traffic jams on the A6 junction and Bromham road railway bridge are a total nightmare to navigate for large parts of the day. Another 160 houses with their cars and commuter runs just adds to the overcrowding. We are already queuing to get onto the Deep Spinney roundabout, a problem that did not exist before the expansion of Great Denham and Biddenham. Without proper infrastructure this application is a disaster for quality of life around here.

Mrs Pat Wier 18 Bridge End Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8LP

Comment submitted date: Wed 23 Jan 2019

Dear Planning Department,
Please consider my feedback as part of the consultation towards application 18/03100/MAO to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane, Biddenham.
My address is as follows:
18 Bridge End, Bromham, Beds MK43 8LP
I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago. If allowed the developer can then put in further applications for yet more houses.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built. The congestion already causes long delays on the by pass.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o 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 environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Pat Wier
Dear Planning Department,
Please consider my feedback as part of the consultation towards application 18/03100/MAO to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane, Biddenham.
My address is as follows:
18 Bridge End , Bromham, Beds MK43 8LP
MK40 4AY
I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built. The delays are constant already.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area.
o 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. If allowed this will become an urban sprawl joining Bromham.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Mervyn Wier

Tony And Joanne Brotherwood Lattice & Thatch 49 Village Road Bromham Bedfordshire MK43 8LL

Comment submitted date: Tue 22 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
Yours faithfully
Joanne Brotherwood

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Tony Brotherwood

Walter & Margaret Perry 3 Grange Lane Bromham Bedford Bedfordshire MK43 8NP

Comment submitted date: Tue 22 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Access to the village of Bromham from Bedford is mainly via the bypass which already very congested.
Yours faithfully
Margaret Perry

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o The scale and density of the scheme is materially inconsistent with existing developments in the area making this development completely out of character with the village resulting in a weakening of the village's notable attractiveness.
o The environment and biodiversity would be adversely affected and the delicate balance of nature harmed, including the destruction of 55 metres of ancient hedgerow in Gold Lane and potentially harming the famous Biddenham Pond.
At present it is difficult to pass a bus with a car in Gold Lane, having to cope with at least 160 plus cars would be almost impossible
Yours faithfully
Walter Perry

Christopher Smith 27 Grange Lane Bromham MK43 8NR

Comment submitted date: Tue 22 Jan 2019

I oppose the application to build 160 houses West of Gold Lane Biddenham
My reasons are as follows:
o The land the developer proposes to build on is protected as open space by Borough Council policies (AD42 and AD43) and the importance of visual separation between communities has been recognised by the Planning Inspector. This application will cause harm our open space and will reduce separation.
o The developer has failed to consult the public on this application and, other than an insufficient reduction in scale, has failed to deal with the concerns of over 600 material objections to their last application on the same site less than a year ago.
o Access to this site via Gold Lane is wholly inappropriate. There is no safe access to the land proposed for development and traffic from 160 houses will exacerbate existing traffic problems at the Deep Spinney roundabout and on Gold Lane where the narrow road is already a safety hazard.
o The Bedford Western Bypass is already struggling to cope with existing traffic density which will be made even worse once this significant approved development has been built.
o With the significant growth in housing stock to the west of Bedford over recent years the local infrastructure is already incapable of supporting existing demand. Existing schools, surgeries, roads, junctions and public amenities will not cope with the increase in population and traffic density brought about by this application.
o This application is contrary to the extant Local Plan given that the new Local Plan 2030 has not yet been adopted rendering this application premature.
Yours faithfully
Christopher Smith

Showing 1-10 of 515|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|

an idox solution (opens in a new window)