Category Archives: Update

An update on how the pond is doing

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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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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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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Wind in the willows

The sky was tinted by Saharan dust and gusts of wind from the fringe of former Hurricane, now tropical storm, Ophelia whistled round us this afternoon as we pondered down at the pond on the requirements and materials for repairing … Continue reading

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Dates for your 2018 diary

Nothing like planning ahead!  Here are two dates to save in your diary for next year: Saturday, 7 April 2018 – our Spring work morning at the pond; and Sunday, 10 June – our Summer Splash Out and AGM in … Continue reading

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Pond life

There’s a new brood of five little moorhen chicks down at the pond. They scurry away quickly as soon as they spot you, as you can see in the photo of them hurrying to the safety of the reeds. We’re … Continue reading

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Azolla away

At its meeting in June the Parish Council kindly agreed a grant to enable us to purchase a robust net to assist in removing the pesky azolla from the pond. Together with the skimming apparatus created by our volunteers this … Continue reading

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Bedford Local Plan 2035

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a local plan that will set out how much growth there should be in the borough in coming years (housing, jobs and associated infrastructure) and where it should take place. Current planning policy documents look … Continue reading

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Sunday meander

The violets are out today down by the pond, there’s a small patch of snowdrops just coming to an end, and the moles have been pretty busy. The recent rain has added some water to the pond, albeit it’s still … Continue reading

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Autumn Splash

The illustrated Autumn edition of Splash, reviewing our 30th anniversary year, is now at the printers and should be popping through Friends’ letterboxes soon!

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