'Bird in Hand' Replacement Scheme - Block of 35 Flats Approved by DMC

An application to replace the former pub, the Bird in Hand public house at High Street North, Dunstable with a block of 35 flats was approved by councillors today at the Central Bedfordshire Council's Development Management Committee. 

The application was due to be heard on the 13th, but other planning applications took up the committee's time leaving several applications to be heard a day later.

The application itself was postponed from last year to enable the applicant's to add a pitched roof to their proposals.

Northfield Ward CBC councillors, Gladys Sanders and Johnson Tamara, were happy with the communications they had had with the developers, found the application acceptable, and were happy that a play area would be included for young people that would grow up in this development.

There were some concerns with HGV movements which the plans addressed.

The development ticked all the boxes for DMC member, Cllr Nigel Young, replacing a derelict building and bringing in some (7) affordable housing.

The video below explains in further details the plans and the proceedings.