Angry Eaton Bray neighbours were campaigning to overturn a council decision over the access to a proposed new development.
South Beds district councillors had given outline permission for Wallace Drive to be extended by up to 195 houses. But protesters said the road would be overburdened by traffic and would become a death trap if it was used as the access to the new homes.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 29 July 1982
District council planners gave the green light to the outline sceme for a controversial new housing development in Eaton Bray.
But the scheme still had to be considered by Environment Minister Michael Heseltine. Dunstable based builders Mead Estates wanted to develop 13 acres of land at the read ot High Street.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 22 July 1982