APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH BIDDENHAM HOUSE AND BUILD 8 NEW DWELLINGS ON THE SITE

APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH BIDDENHAM HOUSE AND BUILD 8 NEW DWELLINGS ON THE SITE

Application 17/03101/FUL seeks approval to demolish Biddenham House, 2 Gold Lane. and build 8 new dwellings on the site.  The plot is in a very sensitive part of the village conservation area and in proximity to several historic properties and features.  The application will be vigorously opposed by the society which believes that any development on this site is totally unacceptable.

To view the application:

  1. Go to www.bedford.gov.uk/searchplans
  2. Click on the link ‘To view and comment on Planning Applications’
  3. Type in the application reference number.
  4. Click Search
                 Documents
                 View associated documents

This yields the contents list and all the plans submitted including any amended plans which are tagged with a subscript letter.

The society’s response will be published on this blog in early January.  Residents are strongly recommended to submit their own objections by e-mail to planning@bedford.gov.uk by the closing date of 11 January 2018.

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  1. Reasons why you should object to the demolition of Biddenham House and the erection of 8 new dwellings

    Residents are urged to oppose planning application 17/03101/FUL for Biddenham House, and submit their objections by e-mail to planning@bedford.gov.uk by the closing date of 11 January 2018, quoting the planning application number. To help, here are some brief reasons you might wish to consider incorporating into your objections.

    • The house and property lie within the Biddenham Conservation Area and at the heart of this historic village. The construction of new dwellings on the site would be totally out of keeping with this part of Biddenham and the character of the surrounding buildings.
    • The site is in proximity to the village green, and this most attractive setting is complemented by the views of Biddenham House across the site.
    • There are eight historic properties or features visible within 100m of the site boundaries.
    New buildings on this plot would destroy the historic ambience of this part of Biddenham.
    • The main part of Biddenham House was built circa 1766. The 2016 Conservation Area Appraisal describes the house as having positive merit, and Its demolition would represent an unacceptable loss of a part of Biddenham’s heritage.
    • Gold Lane is narrow at the point of access to the site and a further 16 vehicles (@ 2/dwelling) would exacerbate the hazards associated with this section of road.

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