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Storey housing estate Lansdowne road - housing application.

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

I’d be grateful if you could help me understand if Storey housing estate, on the old De Monfort site on Lansdowne road consulted the environmental agency when planning approval was sought and then given and if they considered the trees on the road when allowing off street parking and dropped kerbs.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Wright


Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

Thank you for your e-mail requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004.


We will proceed with the request which we received today. It is our
intention to have the information delivered to you as soon as possible
otherwise within the statutory 20 working days.


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Andrea Bechtle, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Emily Wright


Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 –
Request No.17102


Thank you for your request for information which we received on 15^th
February 2021. Your request has been considered under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.


Please see our response below:


All information in relation to planning applications from 1948 to date is
publicly available on the authority’s website from the following link:



Please refer to the [2]How To Guides for assistance and see the links to
other planning pages (if required).


For your enquiry please also note the following:

Once on [3]www.bedford.gov.uk/searchplans Please click on the link
MAP to find applications on the site


Once you have your application numbers all the information we have is held
online via the link VIEW AND COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS to include
plans / documents / responses etc.


If you want information from the Applicant or the Environment Agency about
measures they took your enquiry would need to be directed to them.



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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.  For
further information regarding Re-use of Public Sector Information please
see the following link


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content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.


The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

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Yours sincerely


Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment & Enabling Services

Bedford Borough Council

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street

Bedford, MK42 9AP








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