We are delighted to announce that the Wixams Northern Expansion Area was approved unanimously by planning committee this evening.

A planning application was submitted in January 2015 for commercial development on the Northern Expansion Land between Harrowden Brook and the Elstow South Lakes.

It is intended this site will become a logistics site for warehousing, taking advantage of the excellent transport links onto the A421 via  the A6 and  has the potential to create over 2,000 full time jobs.

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Despite the perception that the local and strategic highway network is already congested, mode developed a strong Travel Plan to encourage non-car modes of travel for staff, which allowed open negotiation with the Highways Agency and Bedford Borough Council Highways Authority to reach an agreed strategy that involved minor highways works.