Property consultancy firm Rapleys has secured revised planning permission for the final land parcel on the site of Cardington airship sheds on behalf of their clients Gallagher Developments and Bellway Homes.

Over the years, permission has been secured for 130 dwellings on the west land parcel, 592 dwellings on the Eastern and South-Eastern land parcels, as well as listed building consent for the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed airship shed.

The shed is currently leased to Warner Brothers, used for filming, though its refurbishment would create a more viable and useable asset.

It comes following Bedford Borough Council granting permission for 592 homes to be built around the sheds in 2014, though when the site was sold to Bellway Homes and Gallagher Developments an application was submitted to change the layout of the proposed homes which has been approved, following the initial plans being approved and the new mix and design being more fitting to the current demand in the area.

Image source- Rapleys

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