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, and ensuring we will live safely and well in a post-pandemic world.
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.
The consultation deadline for the Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief has been extended until 31 March 2021 by O&H Land.
Since the consultation was launched on 24 February, more than 800 people have viewed the consultation materials. O&H is hoping to receive further input from local people on how well the vision as described in the Development Brief responds to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Policy SA2 and priorities for the Marston Vale.
O&H Land is running the consultation to get views on the Development Brief for the Marston Vale New Villages. Specifically, it is looking for input from local people on how well the vision as described in the Development Brief responds to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Policy SA2 and priorities for the Marston Vale.
A pioneering project to create a rich natural habitat for rare insects, plants and other wildlife out of a previously lifeless, barren area of land in the Hamptons, Peterborough, has won two prestigious awards from the body that recognises the outstanding work of ecologists and environmental managers across the UK and Ireland.
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.