Objections MUST be made no later than January 19th 2012. Below are examples of letters you can use to make your objection. You can drop your objection off at Chambers News Agents and they will be delivered for you.
Please do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions, we will help or advise you as best we can.
OFF LICENCE APPLICATION BY TESCO STORES FOR THE PROPOSED TESCO EXPRESS STORE AT THE FORMER BIRD IN HAND PUB
LETTER TEMPLATE TO PRINT OR EMAIL - Please ensure you fill in your full name and address. (PDF)
LETTER TEMPLATE TO PRINT OR EMAIL (WORD DOC.)
Dear Brickhill Resident
You may be aware that Tesco have applied for a Premises Licence to allow them to operate an Off-licence at the former Bird in Hand Pub. There is substantial local opposition to Tesco opening their Express Store, as highlighted in the recently conducted Parish Poll where 94% of those voting voted against Tesco.
The Borough Council are refusing to enforce the restrictive covenant on the property. However, this is being contested by the local campaign group.
We feel there are strong valid grounds on which to object to the off-licence application and would urge you to forward letters of objection to the Bedford Borough licensing authority. The deadline for objections is 20th January 2012. Letters would need to be posted by 17th January at the latest, although objections can also be sent by e-mail to email@example.com .
We hope the enclosed draft letter will be of assistance – if this is used it will need individual name, address and the date added and would also need to be signed.
Please add your own comments at the end of the letter if you wish to do so, stating why you consider the application for an off-licence would be inappropriate.
Thank you for your support
On behalf of the Brickhill Campaign Group.
LETTER TEMPLATE TO PRINT OR EMAIL - Please ensure you fill in your full name and address.
OBJECTING OR SUPPORTING A PLANNING PROPOSAL
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Anyone is entitled to object to any planning application. Equally you may wish to lend your support.
Every planning application is considered and determined having regard to the Development Plan and any other material considerations. The Development Plan includes National and Regional Planning Guidance, the County Structure Plan or Unitary Development Plan, Local Plans and any supplementary planning guidance.
Planning applications - Make your objects as soon as possible.
Installation of three externally illuminated facia signs and one externally illuminated projecting sign.
Installation of six security bollards.
Installation of ATM
Installation of shop front and external alterations
Installation of three air conditioning units & dual fan condensers.
Planning objection information from Tescopoly
It's critical to phone the Council and ask to speak to the planning officer
and find out exactly what planning permission is needed. If the supermarket are not doing an extension or rebuild then permission for change of use may not be needed. This makes objecting to the plans much harder. See tescopoly for further details regarding planning applications and objections.
Not many people know that the following extraordinarily democratic provision exists in England and Wales. Local Referendums are an important under-utilised tool which give local issues of concern the strength of a democratic mandate. We need more of this kind of direct democracy.
Under the 1972 Local Government Act, civic Parish Councils in England (Community Councils in Wales) can vote to request their local District Council to hold a referendum on any issue of concern to the local parish.
Once the Parish Council has voted in favour, the Borough Council has to carry out the referendum.
Click on link below for full details.
How to get a local referendum