Category Archives: The Friends

The Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond – practical and financial support for the continuing conservation and management of the pond

Planning application to build 250 houses on land west of Gold Lane

The Friends have submitted to the Borough Council today their response to planning application 18/00140/MAO  to build 250 houses on land west of Gold Lane. Their response to policy 19 in the Local Plan 2035 which affects that same land off Gold … 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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Important information about housing development at Gold Lane

All homes in Biddenham will be receiving this week a leaflet from the Chairman of the Parish Council giving important information about housing development at Gold Lane. There is an imminent planning application for hundreds of houses west of Gold … Continue reading

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Construction men

On yesterday’s cold, frosty but bright Saturday morning our four hardy volunteers gathered together and put in place the new planks and base for the western jetty. Thank goodness we weren’t planning to do the work today! Snow, snow, thick … Continue reading

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Removal men

This morning we removed the old planks and beams from the western jetty and prepared for the new base on the bank. On Saturday we’ll put in place the new base and the new planks and beams. Thank you very … 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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Autumn work morning

We should want more rain as there is so little water in the pond, and we do, but not on a work morning. We woke to rain but happily the sky cleared and our 11 enthusiastic, energetic and hard working … Continue reading

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Biddenham Show 2017

This American signal crayfish was the subject of much interest on our stall in the Village Hall at the Biddenham Show yesterday. Fear not! Chris didn’t encounter it in our village pond but brought it from Ickwell. As other species … Continue reading

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Summer Splash Out and AGM 2017

On a sunny and pleasant though breezy summer’s day, our Summer Splash Out and Friends AGM on Sunday, 11 June was a most enjoyable and well attended occasion. Thank you to everyone for coming along to join us in the … Continue reading

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