Plans have been unveiled for a major regeneration of Bedford Bus Station.
Mayor Dave Hodgson announced the £8.8 million project this week. It will offer improved facilities for passengers and a new travel centre offering bus and train tickets.
The regeneration project also includes the refurbishment of nearby carparks and new shop fronts on Greenhill Street.
The project has been designed in partnership with bus station owners Stagecoach.
The planning application has now been submitted and the deadline for responses is 31st May 2013. The application is expected to be presented to committee on 24th June 2013. If planning permission is approved, building work is likely to start later this year.