The public development brief consultation for a series of new villages to be developed in Marston Valley has been opened to the public. The development proposals come from O&H Land, in line with of Central Bedfordshire Council’s local plan demand for a series of new villages in the Marston Vale, with the area being allocated in the draft local plan.

The proposal would bring a mixed-use development comprised of 6 new residential areas, along with four parks and a business park. This would bring up to 5000 new homes to the area, which would include specialist accommodation such as accessible and affordable homes.

The proposals are inspired by the Garden City movement and seek to create areas that are both sustainable and contemporary, whilst conserving the natural features which are already in the area.

A spokesperson from O&H Land said “This consultation builds on ongoing engagement with the local community. Over the course of several years, local people have helped us to refine and improve proposals for these new villages in the Marston Vale. The Development Brief has been subject to detailed discussions with the Council, but we are now hoping to hear from more local people with local knowledge that will benefit the development.”

The consultation is open from February 24 to March 16.

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