MMAG continues to monitor the developer at Gee View

MMAG continues to monitor the developer at Gee View, Marston Fields following their breach of planning approval in removing the hedge on Wood End Lane. We are now aware and have shared evidence with Central Bedfordshire Council enforcement team, of developer vehicles crossing out of the development site onto Wood End Lane. This is again … More MMAG continues to monitor the developer at Gee View

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MMAG commits to monitoring the reinstatement of hedging as promised by developer

Update – Click Here to View Previous Post MMAG will continue monitoring the situation to ensure the hedging is replaced and to an acceptable standard. The latest photos below are dated 16th October. The developer is most likely working on completing the additional housing units before reinstating the hedge as promised. MMAG will press for … More MMAG commits to monitoring the reinstatement of hedging as promised by developer

Marston Vale Stakeholder Meeting notes 2022

Alongside individual efforts by local Action Groups and local Parish Councils / Meetings to influence the proposed Marston Valley New Villages (MVNV) – these parties also worked together via the Marston Vale Stakeholder group. The group has met a number of times in 2022, including at times with O&H as attendees. The agenda’s have included … More Marston Vale Stakeholder Meeting notes 2022

Government Investment Zones

The Government has announced they are in discussions with 38 local authorities – including Central Bedfordshire & Bedford Borough to establish investment zones. The local authorities will have to apply, but if successful will then host Investment Zones apparently benefiting from: 1. Lower taxes – Businesses in designated sites will benefit from time-limited tax benefits. … More Government Investment Zones

Local Community Representatives Object to Marston Valley Planning Application

MMAG, alongside its own efforts and activity with regard the Marston Valley new town proposal, is part of a stakeholder group made up of Parish Councils and another action group (Lidlington). This group represents a wide area surrounding the proposed development and has many unifying concerns around the urbanisation of the area, impact on ecology, … More Local Community Representatives Object to Marston Valley Planning Application

Bedford Borough targets south of Bedford / A421 for housing growth

MMAG have consistently warned of coalescence of Milton Keynes and Bedford into one huge sprawling urbanisation. Bedford Borough’s proposed local plan 2040 includes four development sites on the south side of Bedford concreting up to the Central Bedfordshire Council border. This includes a new settlement ‘Stewartby Hardwick’ to the north of Stewartby. In light of … More Bedford Borough targets south of Bedford / A421 for housing growth

Your chance to comment on the Marston Valley New Villages planning application

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is considering the outline planning application for the Marston Valley New Villages from O&H Properties. There has been considerable confusion about notification of this to residents with some receiving letters and others not. The original closing date was 24th June, but MMAG understands that this has been extended into late July. Please … More Your chance to comment on the Marston Valley New Villages planning application

MMAG continues its objections to the MVNV

MMAG has submitted its objections to the outline planning permission. We fundamentally oppose the scale of development that in effect creates a new town of six suburbs, four new and two the absorbing of existing villages. Our objections focus on infrastructure, Green buffering/space and traffic. See below. MMAG’s Submission in Full MMAG, as the local … More MMAG continues its objections to the MVNV

Reply from Swansea – MMAG complaint re Covanta Waste from Wales

Please see below the reply to MMAGs letter from Interim Chief Executive of Swansea City and County Council . Click Here to View MMAG letter Dear Mr Long, Further to your email below. Swansea Council has sought to divert its residual waste from landfill to Energy from Waste in line with Welsh Government’s Towards Zero … More Reply from Swansea – MMAG complaint re Covanta Waste from Wales