Town Council objects to Old Sorting Office Planning Application

The Town Council's Planning Committee has tonight unanimously objected to the planning application to build on the site of the Old Sorting Office. The meeting was attended by over 25 members of the public, packing the Town Council chamber. Five local residents spoke out against the proposal, including the landlord of The Black Lion pub. … Continue reading Town Council objects to Old Sorting Office Planning Application

The Old Sorting Office planning application

The planning application for the residential development on the site of the old sorting office comes before the Town Council Planning Committee this Wednesday (12th June). Full details of the application can be found on the CBC website here. I am fully aware of the strong feeling among local residents and businesses towards this application … Continue reading The Old Sorting Office planning application

Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Sustainable Development

Over the past few weeks I have spoken to many residents on the doorsteps of LB South - it is apparent that one of the biggest concerns is the continuing development around the town and the lack of supporting infrastructure. Clipstone Park - off Hockliffe Road I share these concerns - the town cannot support … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Sustainable Development

Planning, local plans and Government policy

Planning continues to be a very hot topic, with many residents questioning why we - as local Councillors - cannot block the endless developments we see springing up all around Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. As I explained in my blog post a week or so back, planning decisions have to be made based entirely on … Continue reading Planning, local plans and Government policy

The history of the recent expansion of Leighton Buzzard

When I speak to residents, the second biggest issue in the town (after policing and crime) is the expansion of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. This concern is reflected in many of the comments on the various local Facebook groups. Directly related to the new developments - some completed, several ongoing - is the lack of … Continue reading The history of the recent expansion of Leighton Buzzard