Controversial plans to build 73 new homes in a village have been recommended for approval – despite fierce opposition from residents.
Central Beds Council’s development management committee backed the Taylor Wimpey application for the homes in New Road, Clifton.
The new houses would include affordable housing and an associated play area.
But Clifton Parish Council, which opposed the application, and angry villagers say New Road is not suitable for such a development.
Opponents claim that there is already a shortage of parking and that the road can become hazardously busy during rush hour periods.
Clifton Parish Council chairman Barry Livesey said: “We are very disappointed about this, and it is clear that the council paid no attention to the many issues that the parish council and more than 80 villagers had with these plans.”
But Councillor Nigel Young, executive member for sustainable communities, strategic planning and economic development at Central Beds Council, said: “All representations, including those from the parish council were fully considered by the committee before they made the decision.”