Category Archives: The Friends

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

Summer Splash Out and AGM 2018

A sunny day on Sunday, 10 June greeted both our Summer Splash Out and Friends AGM and also the Red Cross Open Garden Day in Biddenham.  Friends were able to attend and enjoy both events and we appreciate the support … Continue reading

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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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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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