A 134 space park and ride facility in Great Denham is set to get the green light by planning chiefs.
The scheme, which would be located on land south of Carnoustie Drive in Great Denham would also encompass lighting, CCTV and recycling facilities.
Bedford Borough Council’s planning committee will decide on the proposals on Monday night, council officers have recommended that they approve them.
However, any approved scheme would be subject to a number of conditions. These include measures to safeguard archeological assets, prior approval of landscaping works and measures to protect and prevent against the pollution of the River Great Ouse.
Five letters of objection have been received for the scheme from local residents. They claimed that the park and ride facility is out of character with the quiet residential area.
They also claimed that as the area is populated primarily by young families these people would be disadvantaged by lighting, noise, disruption and air pollution.
Other responses on the scheme were also gathered from groups including the Cycling Campaign For North Bedfordshire who noted that the path along Kingswood Way from Branston Way is supposed to be a dual use track but has never been marked up.
The Bedford and District Access group also commented that the size of the parking bays should be wider to provide greater space for people to leave and return to their vehicles.
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