Category Archives: Bromham Road

Bromham Road Bridge closed until Spring 2020!

P1032555eNetwork Rail (Wednesday, 29 May) announced that the Bromham Road bridge in Bedfordshire would fully close to vehicles as work continues as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

From Monday, 24 June, work will continue to divert utilities and services away from the bridge in preparation for the structure to be demolished and reconstructed at a raised height. This work is vital to provide a safe distance for the overhead line equipment passing beneath, enabling the line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby to be electrified as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

To allow this work to take place safely, Bromham Road will be fully closed to vehicles until Spring 2020. During this time, a diversionary route via the A6 and Clapham Road will be in place. This will be clearly sign-posted. A temporary bridge will maintain access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Network Rail and Bedford Borough Council are working together to keep disruption to a minimum whilst the road is closed.

Gavin Crook, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “Next month, Network Rail will continue with work to Bromham Road bridge as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

“To allow this work to take place safely, a full road closure will be in place, as well as a clearly signposted diversionary route.  We do understand that this will impact on motorists and we would like to thank all those affected for their patience whilst this takes place.”

reproduced with kind permission of:
Media Relations Executive
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

Biddenham Society opposes plans for Baulk House

The Biddenham Society (founded 1965)

Biddenham Society opposes plans for Baulk House

Application 18/01831/FUL to construct a property on a narrow plot between Baulk House and 64 Bromham Road has been opposed by the society.  Baulk House is grade 2 listed and in opposing the application the society has drawn the attention of the planning authority to a recent publication by Historic England

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/gpa3-setting-of-heritage-assets/

which sets out the factors to be taken into account when a new build property is to be sited close to a listed building.

The society lists several reasons why the setting of the listed Baulk House would be compromised by the proposal, as well as criticising some poorly presented aspects of the application which fail to illustrate the effects of the new build on various views of, and across, the property.

Tony Wood
Chairman