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English: Eastcotts is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. There are two main centres of population in the parish. The village of Eastcotts itself is in the southern part of the parish, but the majority of the population of the parish, which was 3,820 in 2005,lives in Shortstown in the northern part of the parish, which was built in the early 20th century to house workers from the Cardington airship works. The population of the parish is expected to rise substantially in the near future, as planning permission for the development of 1,100 homes on the 42-hectare site of the former RAF camp in Shortstown was granted in November 2005. The parish also includes the smaller village of Cotton End, and a one-street hamlet called Harrowden and a few isolated dwellings.