Category Archives: Heritage

Land west of Gold Lane, Biddenham

The Friends have submitted to Bedford Borough Council today: an addendum to their response to the Local Plan 2035 and their request that policy 19 which relates to land at Gold Lane and which would take away its protected status as open … Continue reading

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Local Plan 2035

The Friends have submitted to the Borough Council today their response to the Local Plan 2035, seeking the removal of policy 19 from the Plan. -o0o- Policy 19 the Borough Council wants to include in the Local Plan 2035 would … Continue reading

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NO THIN END!

Thin ends of wedges invariably lead to thick ends. The thin end facing Biddenham is the threat of development on the land west of Gold Lane. The thick end after inevitable further development would be coalescence with Bromham as part … Continue reading

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BIDDENHAM (AND ITS POND) NEEDS YOU!

IMPORTANT – ACTION REQUIRED Lioncourt has now submitted an outline planning application (18/00140/MAO) for 250 dwellings on land to the west of Gold Lane. The Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond has previously expressed its concern about the adverse impact … Continue reading

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A threat to Biddenham’s heritage, continued …

It is possible to lodge your objection to the demolition of Biddenham House and see others’ comments by using the link below and making your objection under ‘Comments’. If you are not already registered with the Borough Council website, you … Continue reading

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A threat to Biddenham’s heritage …

Yet another threat has emerged to the village’s heritage, character and natural environment, of which our historic pond is a significant feature: read on for more and what action can be taken, but time is short to act … The … Continue reading

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Your village needs you!

Developers are planning a massive 300 house development on a large area of agricultural land off Gold Lane, completely surrounding Duck End Lane. What is more, they aim to push ahead for outline planning permission very soon and before approval … Continue reading

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Biddenham Conservation Area review

We have now submitted to Bedford Borough Council the Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond’s response to the Biddenham Conservation Area Consultation Paper supporting the proposals for three extensions to the Area, in particular extension 2 to include the village pond … Continue reading

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The future for the pond, and more

A review has been conducted of the Biddenham Conservation Area and a consultation document – BIDDENHAM CONSERVATION AREA – has now been issued by the Borough Council on the proposals for change following the review. Three extensions to the current Conservation Area are … Continue reading

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30th anniversary events underway

Our special programme of anniversary events got underway on 25 April with a presentation to the Biddenham History Society on the history of carp ponds and dovecotes, including the village’s own, and also of some village personalities of yesteryear. It … Continue reading

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