Category: Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council granted cash to clean its high streets

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has received an immediate £49,000 cash boost from a £9.75 million government fund to back its efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres.The funding is to give local authorities across the country the opportunity to encourage its communities to take greater pride in their local area and to support campaigns such as Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean Campaign.

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Central Bedfordshire Council formally marks start of work to upgrade A421 into Milton Keynes

Central Bedfordshire Council formally recognised the start of its project to upgrade a key section of the A421 road into dual carriageway with a ground-breaking event held last Friday (15 March).

A remaining 3km of the road is being upgraded to better link Junction 13 of the M1 motorway in Central Bedfordshire with Milton Keynes. The stretch runs from the roundabouts by the junction up to the new Eagles Rest housing development and the Altitude Magna Park logistics and distribution site in Milton Keynes.

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Central Bedfordshire Council agrees budget

At a meeting of the full Council, the budget for Central Bedfordshire a budget was approved which will limit a council tax increase to only 1% and will see increased investment in key services.

After carefully considering the feedback from the budget consultation, the council agreed to a 1% increase in council tax. The increase, which is less than half the current rate of inflation, would mean an extra 29p a week for an average household (Band D) in our area.

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Lidlington homes could leave the village due to Council’s development plan

Lidington homes would leave the village due to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

This was the claim made by the Lidlington Action Group at January’s Full Council Meeting. Lidlington Action Group told Central Bedfordshire Council that people’s homes would leave rural village and be part of a mini Milton Keynes if Local Plan goes ahead.

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Lidlington Action Group repeats call to amend the size of the Marston Valley development

The Lidlington Action Group (LAG) was represented at Central Bedfordshire Council’s January meeting (17 January 2019).

LAG is opposed to the 5,000 new homes that the Marston Valley development would bring to the village. The group isn’t calling for the whole scheme to be scrapped, only to be reduced in size.

It proposes that a smaller development of 1,800 houses would protect the identity of existing villages and be more sustainable.

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