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.
THIS PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT RUNS UNTIL 2 MARCH 2018
Find out about the ideas for the villages, the new homes and jobs, the new waterway park, new woodland, and the opening up of lakes and extensive open spaces including new sports pitches and children’s play areas for everyone to enjoy. Importantly, also have your say on what else you’d like to see in the local area.
You can register on this website to give us your views, ask a question or submit new ideas for Marston Valley.
In addition to its planned meetings with councillors, Parish Councils, local action groups and other community groups, O&H is holding four public meetings and exhibitions in February as part of this current period of community engagement...
Today marks the start of a period of community engagement on the current ideas for Marston Valley – an opportunity for local residents and businesses to give their views on what they would like to see included in O&H's eventual planning application...