Over the next 20 years, Marston Valley could bring significant new infrastructure, community facilities and up to 5,000 homes for the Marston Vale in Bedfordshire.
The aim is to create an exceptional living environment where people will be proud to live and work, and will want to visit. Marston Valley is about taking a strategic, long-term approach to planning for the wider needs of the area, not just building houses.
Marston Valley will be made up of a series of linked villages, each with its own individual character, and its own village centre with local shops and new community facilities.
The development will also deliver a new waterway connecting existing lakes, new woodland planting and lots of green space while respecting the identity of neighbouring villages as separate entities. New jobs, new schools, leisure facilities, better public transport and health facilities all feature in the plans.
Central Bedfordshire Council has agreed with O&H Properties to allow an extension of time for the determination period of the planning application for Marston Valley, up to the end of June 2019. This allows us all more time to continue to consider the consultation responses received so far from statutory consultees, parish councils and residents.
The design code for Stewartby Park, an earlier development facilitated in the Marston Vale by O&H Properties with Persimmon Homes, has been shortlisted for the RTPI East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2018.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council for a series of linked new villages in the Marston Vale. A formal consultation will be held by the council over the coming weeks....
The Marston Valley newsletter is being distributed door-to-door to every home in Marston Moretaine, Lidlington, Brogborough, Cranfield, Stewartby and Millbrook, with information on the upcoming public exhibitions...