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Progress – our Local Plan gets adopted at long last!

The Allocations and Designations Local Plan – Adopted The Allocations and Designations Local Plan, which sets out new development allocations and designations for areas of land where specific policies will apply within Bedford Borough, was adopted by Full Council on 17th July. The document and the formal notice can be viewed on and downloaded from …

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Growth in demand continues, in fact it has been expanding. More than 10 Bedfordshire Upper schools are now taking part in the sport giving access to a school population in excess of 11,000 students. This population is 3 times more than the traditional private schools! Add in a number of middle schools and today’s beginners …

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The main objective is to provide a training rowing lake of international standard to expand local participation, retain top athletes and attract other athletes from the UK and abroad to what will be the most user friendly water in the UK, due to its topography, orientation and shallow depth. The lake will be approximately 2,300 …

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One Team to make it happen

Phil Simpkins Chief Executive of Bedford Borough  Council urges “one team” to make lake project happen. The Landmark Dinner and the Open Day celebrated the fulfilment of the final condition of the 2006 Planning Consent and marked a small but hugely significant change in viewpoint from ‘Is it going to happen?’ to, ‘It is going …

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The Forest of Marston Vale comment:

A 2.3km watersports lake in Bedford River Valley Park came a step closer in March, when Bedford Borough’s Executive formally approved their Allocation and Designations Plan (the Allocations and Designations Plan is part of the Bedford Development Framework which will eventually replace Bedford’s Local Plan.  Read more on Marston Vale’s website

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Willington rowing lake work starts

Work has started on landscaping a rowing lake as part of a £100 million community scheme. Double Olympian Pete Mulkerrins, from Bedford, joined council representatives and others at the site on Wednesday which will house the Bedford Rowing Lake near Willington. Read more on Bedfordshire On Sunday.

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